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Gender Health (Women and Men)

Our Gender Health Team focuses on the following key program and specialty treatment areas:

  • Osteoporosis management:
    • Comprehensive education and programming based on Sara Meeks’ “Stand Tall” and “Walk Tall” physical therapy program. 
  • Urinary Incontinence management:  
    • 11 years of proven results using education, electrical stimulation, home units, and biofeedback as needed.  No gimmicks!  Just results.
    • Women AND men – we don’t discriminate

“Your gender health specialists are amazing! I can’t thank you enough for helping with my urgency problem. My therapist changed my diet and it changed EVERYTHING. I can’t tell you what a difference this has made in my life.” -Kathe M.

  • Post-mastectomy program:
    • Intensive manual therapy program using specific myofascial techniques to reduce cording, restore shoulder function, prepare tissue for re-construction
    • Muscle re-education following re-construction
    • Programming for CRF (Cancer-Related Fatigue)
    • Treatment for pain and loss of arm mobility
    • Lymphedema management

“After my mastectomy, I had problems with my skin, swelling, shoulder movement, pain – you name it – it hurt!  I can’t believe what a difference seeing a physical therapist made.  My whole life is better, and I am back to work, lifting my daughter, and I feel normal again.   I just wish I had started sooner.  Thank you for helping me see myself as a whole person again…better than ever!”     Karen G., 2012 

  • Pelvic pain:
    • Specialists in managing complex conditions such as vaginismus, bladder prolapse, post-surgical complications, sacroiliac dysfunction and more
    • Prostatitis and testicular pain
  • Other non-surgical areas of treatment options:
    • Interstitial cystitis, pelvic organ prolapsed disorders
    • Painful coccyx (tailbone)
    • Cesarean and episiotomy pain and tissue-related symptoms, back and pelvic pain during and after pregnancy, high risk pregnancy-related disorders
    • Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, bowel and bladder incontinence

 

Gender Health Specialty Team Members:

Statistics

Men:  

  • 30-50% of men experience prostate/testicular-related pain, urinary incontinence related to prostatectomy or other related dysfunctions.

Women:  

  • Back pain is reported by 50-70% of pregnant women and the prevalence of back pain 12 or more months after delivery is up to 70%.
  • Pelvic pain and dysfunction post-partum is reported by 45% of mothers.

Men & Women (no age limits): 

  • 33 million suffer from overactive bladder and 12 million of those suffer from urge urinary incontinence.
  • 15 million suffer from stress urinary incontinence.
  • 90% of these sufferers can benefit from or resolve their symptoms through physical therapy!

 

For additional information and resources regarding Gender Health, check out the following websites:

www.pelvicrehab.com

 www.niddk.hih.gov   (national kidney and urologic diseases site

 www.apta.org/womenshealth

 www.acog.org    (American college of obstetrician and gynecologists

 www.pelvicpain.org    international pelvic pain society

 www.ichhelp.org  (interstitial cystitis association

 www.ibsassociation.org  (irritable bowel association)

 www.prostatitis.org  (prostatitis association)

 www.hisandherhealth.com