Sensitive women's health issues are not frequently discussed. But urine leakage, painful sex, (dyspareunia), organ prolapse, digestive disorders, and pelvic burning, itching, or irritation certainly do occur. And we address these conditions. After a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and all possible contributing factors, we offer a personalized program to fit your needs. Treatments may consist of manual therapy, postural correction, patient education, home exercise program, self-care techniques, biofeedback, cold laser therapy, and other modalities as needed.
Throughout pregnancy, hormonal changes and rapid weight gain may cause increased stress on your body’s musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems causing pain or dysfunction. Equipped with techniques and information, we can mitigate your pregnancy-related symptoms and smooth the transition from pregnancy to childbirth. We can provide safe exercise techniques for the active pregnant patient as well as those on bed rest. Author of Your Best Pregnancy, Jill Hoefs is an expert in this arena. Jill can help ease your mind and body during this time. Don't let back pain, pelvic pain, cramps incontinence, separated abdominals or more put a damper on this exciting time.
You thought it was over after giving birth? Unfortunately, many new moms experience different pains and dysfunction post-childbirth. These symptoms can be due to complications or trauma during delivery, painful scars (from vaginal tears, episiotomy, or c-section), shoulder and back pain while breastfeeding, pelvic floor weakness, poor core stability, and other bodily changes that occur during pregnancy. We call this the fourth trimester. Jill will teach you to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of your baby. She can also provide you with a safe exercise regime once you’re cleared by your doctor or midwife.
Have you been diagnosed with a diastasis recti during or after your pregnancy? It is pronounced “die-ass-ta-sis rec-tie.” This core injury is very common, but infrequently diagnosed. It occurs when the abdominal muscles separate as your growing uterus pushes forward. If the deep core muscles (transverse abdominals) aren’t strong enough to support your changing body, your superficial “6-pack” muscles will separate into two 3-packs. Your organs will protrude through the thinned connective tissue between the separated muscles. With a diastasis, women often complain about back pain, bloating, slowed digestion, and frustration when they can't wear their jeans despite losing all their baby weight. Diastases do not always close on their own — that’s where we can help.
Please contact our office for a complimentary 15 minute mini-evaluation for a diastasis recti. We will go over our program on how to close it and determine if you need physical therapy for this diagnosis