RPT Utah Pelvic Floor Therapy & Women's Health Physio Services
Utah Pelvic Floor Therapy & Women’s Health Physio
Whether you are pregnant and suffering from lower back pain, a new mother trying to get back into shape, suffering from urinary incontinence, or pelvic floor pain, RPT’s Women’s Health program can assist you.
When you come to RPT, you will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist with specialized training in women’s health and pelvic floor physical therapy.
Pelvic Floor Health
Physical Therapy While Pregnant
Pregnancy can cause many different aches and pains. Lower back pain is one common issue experienced during pregnancy. As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts forward. This causes more strain on your back which causes the common lower back pain many pregnant women experience. Many women think that they have to endure this type of pain throughout their pregnancy and assume, (or are told) that it will just go away after they give birth. If you visit a physical therapist at RPT, we can help manage the pain you’re feeling during your pregnancy, and any lingering postpartum pain.
40% of women report having low back pain 6 months after childbirth. Staying active and participating in physical therapy during your pregnancy will help you transition into your post-pregnancy body and help minimize complications that may arise from childbirth. Physical therapy can address low back pain, pelvic pain and dysfunction. Physical therapy can help strengthen your pelvic muscles which will lead to less urinary incontinence caused by pregnancy. We can also help guide you with exercises to aid in returning to your pre-pregnancy weight.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor dysfunctions such as urinary incontinence can be a real problem for a lot of people. If you’re experiencing this, you are not alone. More than 13 million Americans suffer from incontinence and women are twice as likely as men to develop this condition. Urinary incontinence isn’t only found in older people, it is prevalent in younger people as well. This can be extremely embarrassing and can have a negative impact on your daily activities. Many people report having incontinence issues while sneezing, laughing, and coughing.
Incontinence can be caused by many different circumstances such as pregnancy, vaginal surgery, or weak pelvic floor muscles. Whether you fall into one of these categories or one of the many we haven’t listed, pelvic floor physical therapy can help you with this inconvenient health issue.
How can pelvic floor physical therapy help? One of our many experienced therapists at RPT can give you exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so you can better control your bladder. By working with one of our specially-trained physical therapists, you will be able to decrease the frequency and the urge and be able to control your bladder.
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