Women’s Health Physical Therapy includes evaluation and treatment for pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and scar tissue adhesions related to breast augmentation and reconstructive surgery following mastectomy.
Benefits of physical therapy include improvement in range of motion and strength, identification of behavioral patterns that contribute to pelvic pain and/or incontinence, and reduction in pain levels, improvement in continence, and toileting habits to promote improvement in quality of life for the individual.
Pelvic pain and incontinence commonly occur after pregnancy and childbirth, however may occur in other instances as well. Common precipitating factors can include sacroiliac dysfunction, hip or labral dysfunction, coccyx pain due to fall, recurrent urinary tract infections/yeast infections, and/or trauma to the pelvic region. Physical therapy treatment will begin with a one-on-one evaluation in a private treatment room to allow open dialogue about the patient’s symptoms and medical history. Depending on the patient’s specific presentation, evaluation and treatment may include internal pelvic muscle palpation and treatment, with consent from the patient.
Physical therapy treatment sessions will be designed to improve functional mobility and strength as needed on a case by case basis based on an individual’s specific impairments and goals. Physical therapy can help reduce pain, improve posture, increase strength, and improve movement patterns to reduce risk of injury with daily activities, work, or child care tasks. Through our program, patients can return to their previous level of activity following injury, surgery, or child birth.
For patients with pelvic pain, it is strongly recommended to see your OB-GYN to rule out underlying medical conditions contributing to your pain, such as an infection.
To schedule your initial evaluation, please contact the front office at either the Kearny Mesa or Bonita location and specify that you are interested in scheduling a Women’s Health Physical Therapy Evaluation.
Common women's health conditions we treat:
Common precipitating factors:
Hip or Labral Dysfunction
Coccyx Pain Due to Fall
Recurrent Urinary Tract / Yeast Infections
Trauma to the Pelvic Region
Have questions about Women's Health? Complete the form below and one of our Women's Health therapists will contact you.
Physical therapy treatment is typically covered by health insurance, however, it is best to confirm that your specific plan is accepted by Rehab United.
In the event that your insurance is not contracted with Rehab United, we offer cash-pay services.
A prescription is not required for physical therapy, however, your insurance company may require one for payment for services rendered.