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Physical therapy for women’s health

What is women’s health therapy?

Because men and women (on average) have some significant differences in their musculature and skeletons, the same physical therapy regimens don’t always work for both sexes. That’s why some physical therapists specialize in treating women; these medical professionals understand the particularities of the female body and can thus treat them effectively and safely.

In addition, therapists who specialize in women’s health are aware of the various problems that women can run into throughout every stage of their life. For example, young female athletes tend to have performance-limiting knee and foot pain that men often don’t face. Similarly, pregnancy can cause a number of physical problems that are unique to women.

In sum, women’s health therapists are experts in both women’s conditions and how general conditions specifically affect women. Thus, they’re specially equipped to help women live a fulfilling and pain-free life at every stage and age.

Source: PT Solutions

What conditions require women’s health therapy?

Physical therapists who specialize in women’s health most commonly treat conditions that women alone deal with — most often, pelvic floor dysfunction or complications related to pregnancy. It’s not uncommon for women to experience low back pain during or after pregnancy, and this is a problem for which women often seek the expertise of a physical therapist.

In addition, women’s health therapists can treat pelvic floor problems, from frequent urination to pain during sex to loss of bladder control while sneezing or laughing.

The most common reasons for women’s health therapy include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during sex

Source: ATIPT

Physical therapy for women’s health

Women’s health therapy can vary widely from patient to patient, as many conditions fall under this umbrella. That said, therapists who specialize in this field are equipped to create safe, effective, and personalized regimens for each one of their patients.

Possible treatment tactics include lifestyle and environmental modifications, passive treatment methods such as deep tissue massage, biofeedback, and electrical stimulation, stretching and strengthening exercises, hot and cold therapy, and more.

Source: ATIPT

On-demand physical therapy for women’s health

Luna’s physical therapists specialize in treating women’s health issues. With effective pain management techniques and a tailored treatment plan, your PT can help you put pain and discomfort behind you.

Best of all, Luna provides on-demand physical therapy for women’s health issues. Our therapists come to you. It’s physical therapy, delivered.

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