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What To Expect During a Women's Health Appointment

Women’s Health Rehabilitation – What to Expect?
Every patient wants to know what to expect when they come to physical therapy for specific women’s health or bladder and bowel dysfunction issues. We want you to feel comfortable coming into our physical therapy setting for your examination. Your session will be in a private room and will be kept confidential.

Each physical therapy visit will last 40-45 minutes.  Please wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in.

Your physical therapist will need to know: 

  •  Current and past medial & surgical history
  • Your current symptoms (when did they occur, what makes them better, what make them worse)
  • Your goals and expectations for therapy

Your physical therapist will perform an examination that may include:

  • Posture evaluation
  • Range of motion of spine and hips
  • Strength of various muscles (hips, legs, pelvic floor)
  • How your pelvic floor muscles work
  • Tender or tight muscle assessment
  • Scar mobility

Depending on your diagnosis, a pelvic, vaginal or rectal exam may or may not be performed to determine the condition of your pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles are located inside your pelvis and are harder to reach externally.  Just like any other muscle in your body,  pelvic muscles can be tight, sore, long or weak. Treatment may consist of soft tissue massage, stretching, trigger point treatment, strengthening or muscle retraining; as well as exercises specific to your body and diagnosis.  You may discuss activity recommendations including self-management strategies and bladder/bowel habits as appropriate.

Contact us today to speak with a Women’s Health Specialist at 425.252.1642!

 

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Happy International Women’s Day!

What To Expect During a Women's Health Appointment

Women’s Health Rehabilitation – What to Expect?
Every patient wants to know what to expect when they come to physical therapy for specific women’s health or bladder and bowel dysfunction issues. We want you to feel comfortable coming into our physical therapy setting for your examination. Your session will be in a private room and will be kept confidential.

Each physical therapy visit will last 40-45 minutes.  Please wear comfortable clothing you can easily move in.

Your physical therapist will need to know: 

  •  Current and past medial & surgical history
  • Your current symptoms (when did they occur, what makes them better, what make them worse)
  • Your goals and expectations for therapy

Your physical therapist will perform an examination that may include:

  • Posture evaluation
  • Range of motion of spine and hips
  • Strength of various muscles (hips, legs, pelvic floor)
  • How your pelvic floor muscles work
  • Tender or tight muscle assessment
  • Scar mobility

Depending on your diagnosis, a pelvic, vaginal or rectal exam may or may not be performed to determine the condition of your pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles are located inside your pelvis and are harder to reach externally.  Just like any other muscle in your body,  pelvic muscles can be tight, sore, long or weak. Treatment may consist of soft tissue massage, stretching, trigger point treatment, strengthening or muscle retraining; as well as exercises specific to your body and diagnosis.  You may discuss activity recommendations including self-management strategies and bladder/bowel habits as appropriate.

Contact us today to speak with a Women’s Health Specialist at 425.252.1642!

 

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Posted on March 8, 2017

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