Our pelvic health therapist has been trained in evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor function and women’s health issues across the lifespan. She has developed a unique method in evaluating and treating each individual’s needs in a safe and trusting environment.
- Thorough orthopedic assessment of the lumbar spine, hips, pelvic ring including sacroiliac joints, as well as the diaphragm, abdominal, hip, and pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic pain
- Orthopedic conditions related to pregnancy and the post-partum periods
- Manual treatment and training of pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic floor biofeedback
- Client specific home program including appropriate exercises and realistic modifications of lifestyle factors that affect your condition
* Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the pelvic region that lasts over a 6-month period.
* About 15% of women suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.
* It can be due to gynecologic, urologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal problems.
At Atlas Women’s Health Physical Therapy, we manage this common, often expensive condition by systematically and comprehensively looking at the different body systems, including the musculoskeletal system.
Diagnoses such as low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, pregnancy related pain, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, dyspareunia, coccyx pain, groin pain, etc. can have musculoskeletal causes. Conditions of incontinence and prolapse (feeling of something falling out) can also have musculoskeletal causes. Furthermore, improper breathing and breathing difficulties can also impact pelvic floor function.
Working with your primary and specialty providers, we carefully consider your history, perform a thorough clinical and tissue-specific pelvic examination to determine the best physical therapy approach for managing your problem.
Gail Apte has been working in women’s health for the past 25 years. She has a thorough knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and has authored several peer- reviewed articles in the field of women’s health physical therapy and orthopedic physical therapy. Make an appointment with Gail to determine whether this type of physical therapy may be helpful for you.