Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy

Bladder & Bowel Problems (Men and Women)

Conditions treated:

  • Bladder and bowel incontinence
  • Urinary and fecal urgency and frequency
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Constipation

Treatment options include oner or more of the following:

  • Individualized exercise for pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder training
  • Deferment techniques
  • Biofeedback to strengthen, relax and coordinate pelvic floor muscles
  • Electrical stimulation to ease bladder urgency and/or increase muscle tone
  • General nutritional and lifestyle counseling
  • Toileting positions
  • Home care and progressive exercise prescription

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Sexual Pain, Perineal Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (Female)

Conditions treated:

  • Vaginal muscle spasm
  • Sexual pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia or pudendal nerve entrapment
  • Scar pain from surgery or painful episiotomy
  • Interstitial cystitis / Painfree Bladder Syndrome
  • Vulvar pain/burning
  • Menstrual pain

Treatment options include one or more of the following:

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy to soften muscle tension or scar tissue
  • Biofeedback to promote muscle relaxation
  • Electrical stimulation for pain and/or muscle relaxation
  • Tailored exercise prescription
  • Ideas for self-care, comfort measures, modification of sexual positions, lubricants, dietary suggestions, referral to therapist in your home town if available
  • Appropriate home use of dilators or other medical equipment

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Aches and Pains during Pregnancy & Postpartum

Conditions treated:

  • Back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica-like pain
  • Groin pain or pubic pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Rib pain
  • Carpal tunnel (wrist) pain, numbness or tingling in the arm/hand

Treatment options include:

  • Hands-on/manual therapy to soften muscles spasm and align the pelvis
  • Myofascial release for overworked muscles
  • Tailored exercise prescription
  • Ideas for self-care, comfort measures, modification of daily tasks to minimize stress on the back and/or hands

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Recovering After Breast Surgery

Conditions treated:

  • Limitations in shoulder movement
  • Scar pain or tightness
  • Muscle or soft tissue tightness
  • Swelling/lymphedema

Treatment options include:

  • Hands-on/manual therapy to soften muscles spasm and improve mobility
  • Myofascial release for overworked muscles
  • Tailored exercise prescription
  • Appropriate self care, tips to minimize development of lymphedema, skin care, scar massage, comfort measures, modification of daily tasks

Lymphedema Management (Men and Women)

Conditions treated:

  • Swelling in the arm or leg without open wounds

Treatment options include:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Vasopneumatic pump
  • Compression bandaging
  • Tailored exercise prescription
  • Measurement for compression sleeve
  • Appropriate self-care, skin care, comfort measures, modification of daily tasks

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Male Pelvic Pain

Conditions treated:

  • Pudendal neuralgia or pudendal nerve entrapment
  • Constipation due to rectal muscle spasm
  • Rectal pain
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence

Therapy treatment options include:

  • Manual (hands-on) therapy to soften muscle tension or scar tissue
  • Biofeedback to promote muscle relaxation or increase muscle strength
  • Electrical stimulation for pain, muscle relaxation or to increase muscle tone
  • Tailored exercise prescription
  • Appropriate self care, comfort measures, referral to therapist in your home town if available