Suburban Physical Therapy

Brecksville: 440.746.1730

Twinsburg: 330.963.2920



Brecksville

Brecksville

Millside Shopping Centre
8803 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
Phone: 440.746.1730
Fax: 440.746.1732


Twinsburg
New Location as of August 2017!
Twinsburg

2132 Case Parkway North, Ste. A
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Phone: 330.963.2920
Fax: 330.963.2921

Women's Health

Most people are unaware that physical therapy can treat many diagnoses specific to women’s health.   Pain during pregnancy, urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and osteoporosis are several issues that can be treated with physical therapy.

Physical therapy can address many contributing factors for these conditions, including:

  • Weakened core and pelvic muscles
  • Scar tissue from surgical procedures or childbirth
  • Poor pelvic alignment
  • Muscle tightness
  • Back or hip pain
  • Poor posture
  • Improper body mechanics

 

Pregnancy

Many women suffer from pain during or after their pregnancies.  Pain is NOT a normal part of the biological process during pregnancy.  Most women suffer from fleeting pains as their bodies change, but pain that lingers is not normal and can be treated by physical therapy.    We can strengthen and stretch muscles and teach improved body mechanics to help your body adapt better.  Some women also suffer from pain after their pregnancy, sometimes due to difficult childbirth or the stress of caring for a newborn.  One complication that can occur due to pregnancy is Diastasis Recti, or a separation of the abdominal muscles during pregnancy.  If the muscles of your abdomen have weakened and separated, physical therapy can help you regain the appearance and function of these muscles.

Urinary Incontinence

There are several types of urinary incontinence, and most can be treated effectively with physical therapy.  While there are many contributing factors, the stress from pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the pelvic floor and stress the bladder.  Urinating more than 8 times per day, strong urges to urinate frequently, or urinary leaking are all signs of worsening urinary function.  Physical therapy can help to strengthen the pelvic floor and abdominals to relieve excess stress on the bladder, as well as to teach behavioral strategies to improve bladder health and function.    Whether the problem is recent or has gradually worsened over time, physical therapy can often improve and even eliminate urinary incontinence.



Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain encompasses a broad spectrum of diagnoses and can include lumbosacral pain, sacroiliac pain, abdominal pain, and pelvic floor pain.  Pain can interfere with daily life and can even make intercourse painful or impossible.  Physical therapy can help to address the underlying cause of pain and improve your overall function and quality of life.   Minimizing scar tissue and alleviating tight or sore muscles in combination with core strengthening can be effective at treating the various types of pelvic pain.

Osteoporosis

Not solely a female problem, osteoporosis affects nearly 10% of women and 2% of men over the age of 50.  The condition is not usually painful, but the stress of the weakening skeletal system can often cause pain.  The real issue with osteoporosis is the risk of serious injury from falls or accidents.  Research has shown that the best treatment to maintain bone density is weightbearing exercise.  Physical therapy can teach you safe and effective exercises to maintain bone density, strengthen postural muscles, and improve balance to decrease your risk for falls.

 

Patient Forms

Pelvic Floor Screening Form

Vulvar Pain Functional Questionnaire

 

What to Expect at Your First Visit 

 

 

 

Our women's health patients come to us from Twinsburg, Hudson and Macedonia in Summit County, OH and Brecksville and Solon in Cuyahoga County. Get relief from pain and regain your active life. Trust Suburban Physical Therapy for personalized, hands-on physical therapy. Call 440.746.1730 in Brecksville or 330.963.2920 in Twinsburg to schedule your appointment. You can also fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our physical therapist specialists.