Physical Therapy for Women’s Health

DuPage Med­ical Group Phys­i­cal Ther­a­py is ded­i­cat­ed to address­ing the unique mus­cu­loskele­tal prob­lems of the pelvis region that can have a sig­nif­i­cant impact on a wom­an’s qual­i­ty of life. This devo­tion starts with a team of ther­a­pists who have been spe­cial­ly trained in wom­en’s health with the goal of improv­ing your func­tion and decreas­ing your pain, guid­ing you on your per­son­al path to improved health and well­ness. Pelvic pain, uri­nary or fecal incon­ti­nence, osteo­poro­sis and pain asso­ci­at­ed with preg­nan­cy are all con­di­tions that can be eval­u­at­ed and treated.

If you are expe­ri­enc­ing any of the fol­low­ing symp­toms, speak with your physi­cian about whether you might ben­e­fit from phys­i­cal therapy:

  • Fre­quent uri­na­tion or wak­ing at night to urinate
  • A strong urge to uri­nate or have a bow­el move­ment with fear you won’t make it to the bath­room in time
  • Uri­nary or fecal leakage
  • Dif­fi­cul­ty emp­ty­ing your bow­el or bladder
  • Painful bow­el or blad­der conditions
  • Pain with gyne­co­log­i­cal exams, tam­pon use or intimacy
  • Pres­sure or bulging sen­sa­tions in the vagi­na or a feel­ing that body tis­sue is falling out
  • Pain dur­ing or after pregnancy
  • Painful scars from hys­terec­to­my, abdom­i­nal surgery, C‑section or episiotomy/​tearing dur­ing childbirth
  • Abdom­i­nal weak­ness after childbirth/​C‑section
  • Osteo­poro­sis relat­ed pain, mus­cle weak­ness or pos­tur­al deficits

The DMG Phys­i­cal Ther­a­py team will work with female patients through var­i­ous treat­ments such as:

  • Pelvic floor and core strengthening
  • Tech­niques to cor­rect joint alignment
  • Pos­ture cor­rec­tion and flex­i­bil­i­ty exercises
  • Spe­cial­ized mas­sage tech­niques and myofas­cial release
  • Relax­ation tech­niques assist­ed by biofeedback
  • Blad­der and bow­el retraining
  • Elec­tri­cal stim­u­la­tion to assist pelvic floor train­ing or pain control
  • Body mechanics/​ergonomics train­ing for infant care and work/​home activities

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