Women's Health Physical Therapy

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mother’s Day is a perfect day to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. It is also the first day of National Women’s Health Week. This annual event is a time to raise awareness about women’s health and steps you can take to improve it.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends five steps to good health that can add years to your life and help prevent you from developing illness and disease.

1. Visit your healthcare provider for checkups, vaccines, and preventative screenings

2. Eat Healthy

3. Stay Active

4. Get sufficient sleep and reduce stress

5. Practice safe behaviors such as quitting smoking and minimizing alcohol intake

When it comes to health screenings for women, physical therapy screenings can play an important role. Partnering with your physician, your therapist can create a plan to keep you living your best life.

The truth is women are simply built differently than men. A woman’s body undergoes changes throughout their lifespan. There are hormonal and physiological differences that can affect conditions and recovery. At Mid America Rehab we have therapists who specialize in women’s health. They have the knowledge to treat women as well as empower them to help themselves to prevent future problems or injury.

As physical therapists, some of the most frequent issues we see women for include:

• INCONTINENCE

• OSTEOPOROSIS

• PREGNANCY RELATED BACK PAIN

• PELVIC PAIN

In addition to the above, we see a nearly endless list of conditions that affect women. We have therapists who treat bed-wetting in children, we see injuries in young female athletes, and we treat those that suffer from scoliosis. Our therapists work with women being treated for, or recovering from, breast and other forms of cancer to improve mobility or for treatment of conditions such as lymphedema. Each of these conditions can be improved through the help of a physical therapist.

From pregnancy to aging – a woman’s body goes through a number of changes that can cause pain and conditions that may prevent you from fully enjoying life. Many of these conditions go untreated for years. The good news is that there is help and you can find it at Mid America Rehab.

For more information or a free screening with a women’s health specialist, please contact your local Mid America Rehab or speak with your physician about how physical therapy can help you.