Women's Health Therapy

Women have unique healthcare needs related to changes in their bodies, including pregnancy and C-sections, urological and gynecological procedures and perimenopause. Unfortunately, many women go untreated because they are too embarrassed to get help or are unaware of treatment options. Our therapists offer advanced treatments – with high success rates – that few other facilities in Michigan offer. We understand the sensitive nature of women's conditions. Which is why it’s our priority to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Common diagnoses/conditions for women seeking physical therapy treatment include:

  • Lymphedema caused by injury, scarring and/or removal of lymph nodes, trauma to the lymphatic system, malfunction or the lymphatic system at birth
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction to help improve lower back pain, pain during intercourse, persistent groin pain, urinary incontinence, pubic pain, unexplained hip pain
  • Perinatal pain during or following pregnancy, including rib, back, hip, leg and pubic pain (due to insufficient abdominal muscle support or post-partum due to pubic symphysis separation)
  • Urinary incontinence caused by birth defects, pelvic surgery, injuries to the pelvic region or spinal cord, neurological diseases, multiple sclerosis, bladder infection, degenerative changes associated with aging, pregnancy or childbirth

Women may also seek therapy for pain or dysfunction apart from the perinatal period:

  • Abdominal muscle incompetence – Weakness after pregnancy, surgery, or for no known reason
  • Cervical prolapse – The cervical portion of the uterus drops down in the vagina due to loss of support of the uterus
  • Dyspareunia – Pain in the vagina, especially with penetration of any kind
  • Non-surgical diastasis recti closure – Abdominal muscle separation frequently due to pregnancy but sometimes present for no apparent reason
  • Pudendal neuralgia – This syndrome is frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and may include one sided pain and/or numbness in the perineal, pubic, medial thigh, buttock and/or anal areas with urinary and less often fecal incontinence present 
  • Rectal prolapse – Protrusion of the rectum from the anus during bowel movements
  • Suprapubic pain – Due to muscle spasm, restriction, muscle trauma, poor abdominal muscle support due to surgery or previous pregnancy or for unknown reasons
  • Vaginismus – Decreased diameter of the vagina resulting in difficulty and/or pain with penetration
  • Vestibulodynia – Persistent pain, burning and/or redness of the area around and just inside the vaginal opening
  • Vulvodynia – Persistent pain, burning and/or redness of the area between the vaginal labias

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 989-583-6386.