Women have some issues that are unique to them. These include pregnancy (make link to pregnancy plan), pelvic pain, urinary stress and urge incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Kelley Penrose, PT is specialized in treating these issues
Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Pregnancy is a very special time but can be hard on your body. The changing shape of your body and changing hormones can cause you to experience low back pain, upper back and neck pain, headaches, diastasis recti (split abdominal wall), sciatica, incontinence, and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. While all of these may be typical for pregnancy, that does not mean you have to suffer. Our pregnancy and postpartum care plan allows you to feel good during pregnancy and head off any problem areas or pain and allow you to recover from pregnancy and birth, including regaining muscle and core strength. Learn more…
Unfortunately, incontinence effects a large portion of the population, but did you know it is not normal to leak? Some women experience leakage with coughing, laughing, and sneezing. Others may experience urgency or frequency of urination. We can help! Our programs help you to understand the root causes of your incontinence and significant improvements are generally seen within 6 weeks.
Some women complain of a headache in the pelvis, pain with intercourse, or pain with examination. The pain may be due to trigger points in the muscles of the pelvic floor, trauma caused during birth from tearing or episiotomy and, in some cases, tightness of the vaginal tissues. Other women have pain associated with fibromyalgia, endometriosis, or experience painful periods. Our goal is for you to function daily and enjoy intimacy without pain. We give you tools and treatment techniques to help you treat yourself, involving your partner as necessary, to get the results you want. Most women see improvement in their pain within the first 6 weeks of treatment.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Do you have the feeling that your insides are coming out or a feeling of pressure “down there”? You may be experiencing a falling of the organs of the pelvis. This can happen to the bladder, rectum, or uterus to differing degrees. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help halt the progression of prolapse for some women, and for those needing surgery to correct the problem, pre- and post-surgical physical therapy can relieve problems associated with pain and incontinence and help with the recovery process.