PHYSICAL THERAPY & WOMEN’S HEALTH
OUR CLINIC in Manhattan New York City
Our experienced staff of licensed Physical Therapists work one-on-one with individual patients and resolve common conditions associated with pregnancy and women’s health
To effectively optimize physical function and freedom and foster a more convenient and comfortable lifestyle for all patients.
Low Back & Pelvic Pain
Postural & S/I Joint Dysfunction commonly occurs due to postural changes associated with increased ligamentous laxity and decreased abdominal function. These symptoms will usually disappear following pregnancy, if the joints are properly protected.
Fibromyalgia is a condition which produces widespread pain in combination with tenderness on specific sites throughout the body. The tenderness can vary from a grimace or flinch to intolerable pain from light touch. Most patients have cold hands and feet due to circulatory disruptions of the autonomic nervous system and increased sympathetic nervous system activity.
Diastesis Recti is a condition in which the continuity of the abdominal wall is disrupted due to the separation of the rectus abdominis muscle in the midline of the linea alba. This condition produces a hollow space which can be felt anywhere along the midline of the abdomen and occurs frequently in child bearing women.
Muscle Weakness is a condition experienced by most women following childbirth. The pelvic floor, abdominal, and back muscles are normally effected during pregnancy. Also following back surgeries, hysterectomies, cesarean childbirths, and other abdominal surgeries.
Physical Therapy Solutions Many of the problems associated with pregnancy and women’s health can be improved with appropriate Manhattan Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment. Some of the interventions and techniques we utilize to help alleviate these conditions include:
- Stabilization Exercises
- Lumbopelvic Corrections
- Pelvic Floor Strengthening
- Pelvic Floor Exercises
- Soft Tissue Release
- Postural Education
- Home Treatment Programs
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction commonly occurs due to muscle and soft tissue laxity. Pelvic floor disruption may be the result of a tear, laceration, or an episiotomy which can produce prolonged pain and scarring.
- Hypertonicity is a dysfunction caused by an increase in muscle tension and fascial tightness of the pelvic floor. This condition occurs as a result of improper post partum healing and is normally quite painful.
- Stress Incontinence is commonly associated with pelvic floor muscle weakness and soft tissue laxity. Urine loss results from incomplete urethral closure during periods of high intra-abdominal pressure (during sneezing or coughing for example). It commonly develops in women with advanced weight or age; in addition, it may occur following multiple pregnancies.