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Unlocking the Power of Women's Health Physical Therapy: Improving Quality of Life

Understanding the Unique Needs of Women's Health


Women’s Health Physical Therapy provides specialized care specific to the needs of women. Pelvic floor muscle health is a key component of a woman's well-being as well as a crucial group of muscles contributing to our body's foundational strength.  In addition to being a member of our deep core muscles, the pelvic floor also works in synergy with more superficial partner muscles to provide stability, strength and optimize power.  Seeking treatment from a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist provider who specializes in assessing, identifying, and treating women's pelvic health can help broaden the scope of assessment, ensuring a holistic and comprehensive plan of care. Understanding women's unique healthcare needs allows a provider to deliver more personalized,comprehensive and effective care.  Ultimately empowering women to manage multiple layers of their well-being!


 

The Role of Physical Therapy in Women's Health


Women’s Health Physical Therapy plays a vital role in addressing a wide range of women's health concerns. Pelvic floor rehabilitation is an option for women at any moment or age, and not exclusive to pre and post natal years, but for any woman with a pelvic floor! ;). 


Some common pelvic floor symptoms that Dr. Rachel Aronson treats are, but not limited to: incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction. Through a thoughtful Evaluation process that is both external as well as internal, a targeted patient specific plan of care is developed. This typically includes manual therapy techniques, muscle coordination, therapeutic exercises, and functional movement training to restore

 larger more complex movement patterns. 


Women's physical therapy also extends to pre-and post-natal care. Prenatal physical therapy can help pregnant women manage pain, address postural imbalances, and prepare the body for childbirth by helping reduce your risk for perineal tissue injury/tearing. After delivery, postpartum physical therapy aids in restoring coordination of the deep core, as well as addressing specific concerns like diastasis recti, pelvic floor symptoms, and general deconditioning.


Often I work closely with women throughout pregnancies and into their post-partum period.  By working closely with a women's healthcare physical therapist, women are able to optimize physical function, reduce symptoms, and improve their quality of life.


 

Some Common Conditions Treated by Dr. Rachel Aronson: Women's Health Physical Therapist


**(Some examples with causes are listed below but are not limited to..)


  • Pelvic Pain: This can include pain in the lower abdomen, hips, or back, and may be caused by conditions like endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor dysfunction, hip and low back pain.


  • Urinary Incontinence: Physical therapists can help women regain control of their urinary leakage through comprehensive neuromuscular treatment of the pelvic floor as well as the broader components of our movement systems


  • Pregnancy-Related Issues: From back pain to pelvic girdle pain, women's health PTs provide support and rehabilitation during and after pregnancy.


  • Postpartum Recovery: They aid in the recovery process, helping new mothers regain strength, stability, and function after childbirth.


  • Sexual Dysfunction: Physical therapy can address issues like pain with intercourse, decreased libido, and other sexual health concerns.

 

Finding the Right Women's Health Physical Therapist

When it comes to women's health, finding the right physical therapist you feel comfortable with is key. During your first visit, discuss your needs openly with the therapist. A good women's health PT will take a thorough look at your medical history and symptoms to create a personalized treatment plan. Remember, finding the right fit is important, so don't hesitate to explore your options until you find a therapist who makes you feel comfortable and empowered.


If you're still searching for the perfect physical therapist, look no further. Dr. Rachel Aronson, PT, DPT, at Core Elements Physical Therapy, is here to help. She's not just a physical therapist specializing in women's health—she's also a woman who cares deeply about your well-being. Book your appointment now!




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