Physical therapy can be very effective in treating many women’s health issues that occur as their bodies change, whether as a result of childbirth, surgery, or simply the effects of time. A physical therapist specializing in women’s health will utilize every facet of their PT training to evaluate and treat female clients, promoting and enhancing their health throughout their life span.
The therapist can perform a detailed musculoskeletal assessment of abdominal muscle separation, pelvic floor muscle function, postural alignment and coordination of deep trunk muscles. Based upon those findings, an individualized plan of care is determined. Each of these functions are important in preventing incontinence, prolapse, and back pain that may be experienced throughout daily tasks and interfering with an individual’s ability to engage in physical activities that they love to do, such as running.