WOMEN’S HEALTH

All of our Women’s Health PT visits are one-on-one with a certified WH Physical Therapist.

You will not see an Aide or an Assistant when attending Redbird Physio.

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DIAGNOSES

•Pelvic pain syndromes

•Low back pain/hip pain

•Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)

•Pelvic Organ Prolapse

•Pregnancy/Post-partum biomechanical dysfunctions

•Post pelvic surgery symptoms (bladder sling, hip surgery, tummy tuck, c-section, etc.)

•Urinary and/or fecal incontinence

TREATMENTS

•Patient education in pelvic floor strengthening exercises specific to your diagnosis

•Manual therapy to reduce pelvic floor muscle tightness and pain

•Biofeedback machine for improved coordination/control of pelvic floor muscles

•Behavioral education

•Pregnancy and Post-partum biomechanical assessment and education for hip/pelvic pain 

•Progression back to prior level of function and return to exercise 


What To Expect At Your First Visit

 

All or our Women’s Health visits are one-on-one with a certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist. Appointments are in a private treatment room at Redbird Physio. We prefer to perform an internal vaginal pelvic floor examination to more specifically tailor your treatment and exercise program to your dysfunction. However, if you are currently menstruating or are uncomfortable having an internal biomechanical assessment we can accommodate you as well with a modified external examination.

 
 

How Can We Help?

Contact us and let us know your situation. We will put you in touch with one of our Women’s Health Certified PT’s so they can let you know how they can help.

 

If you have an appointment already, It is helpful to arrive at your first visit with the completed Women’s Health patient intake form.

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Learn More About Women’s Health
 

 

THE ‘INVISIBLE’ PELVIC FLOOR IS NOW IN 3D
Continence Foundation of AU | January 2019

Strong pelvic floor muscles are vital for bladder and bowel control as well as good sexual function, but most people never exercise them correctly … and some don’t even know they have them.

TIGHTLY WOUND
A Film by Shelby Hadden and Sebastian Bisbal

“The more tightly wound we are, the stronger we can break free.”

Tightly Wound is a 10-minute animated film that follows Shelby’s experience with vaginismus; a pelvic floor condition characterized by involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles that tighten the vaginal entrance, causing pain, penetration problems, and inability to have intercourse. 

THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE BLADDERS
Kathe Wallace | November 2016

A few years after I started treating pelvic floor dysfunction, Steven Covey published the book titled Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey’s philosophies include self-mastery, seeking to understand and working with a team to achieve your goals, all messages applicable to anyone interested in maintaining pelvic and bladder health. Bladder health requires healthy habits that mirror many of Covey’s philosophies. It’s important to understand that the bladder is a trainable organ.