Women's Physical Therapy

Services and Treatments

Why you would seek physical therapy?

There are several reasons why a patient at the Pavilion may require physical or occupational therapy, including:

  • Assistance with getting out of bed and walking following cesarean delivery, gynecological surgery, or bed rest
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Cesarean section incision protection and management
  • Difficulty with positioning, bed mobility or walking during pregnancy
  • Optimizing muscle function during extended hospitalization
  • Swelling management   
  • Muscle, nerve or joint pain related to pregnancy, delivery or surgery

Common reasons for referral to outpatient physical therapy services include:

  • Abdominal rehabilitation (including diastasis recti)
  • Coccyx pain
  • Constipation and defecation dysfunction
  • Recovery following gynecologic surgeries
  • Labor and delivery preparation
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control (urinary or fecal incontinence)
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Pelvic floor conditions related to menopause
  • Pelvic and genital pain
  • Pregnancy related back, pelvic girdle and/or hip pain
  • Post-partum pelvic floor assessment
  • Post-cesarean section recovery
  • Post-partum nerve injury
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Exercise during pregnancy and in the post-partum period
  • Swelling, Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Vulvar pain (vulvodynia)

Treatment options

Our physical therapists are available to help women return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our therapists, who are specially trained in women’s health physical therapy, use a wide area of treatments:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Bladder Training
  • Body and lifting mechanics education
  • Biofeedback
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait Training
  • Lymphedema
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Pain Neuroscience Education
  • Patient education
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Visceral manipulation