Women's and men's health

Personalized care for your individual health needs

We understand the importance of caring for you, both physically and emotionally. Our team is focused on therapy that targets your mind, body and spirit.

We create a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Our services focus on a variety of conditions.

Conditions we treat

  • As many as half of all expectant mothers will experience some form of aches and pains during pregnancy. Often, pregnancy-related pain effects the back, hips, legs or pubic area. Many times, pain is due to changes in posture and weight gain during pregnancy.

    Our team treats a variety of prenatal and postpartum conditions, including diastasis rectus, a condition where the large stomach muscles separate. Whether you’re a new or expectant mother, we work with you to create preventive or rehabilitative therapy plans based on your stage of pregnancy. We want to make sure that your pregnancy is a positive, pain free experience.

    Treatment for pregnancy-related pain can include:

    • Education in proper posture
    • Manual therapy, hands-on physical therapy that does not use devices or machines
    • Maternity supports
    • Strengthening exercises
    • Transition programs to care for new moms during pregnancy and after childbirth
  • Incontinence, which is the lack of bladder or bowel control, is a personal issue affecting both men and women. There are many causes of incontinence, including pelvic floor weakness, pregnancy and obesity. These conditions can weaken muscle support in the bladder and bowel, which leads to incontinence.

    If you have consulted your physician, you may have heard terms that are new to you. We treat many incontinence issues, including:

    • Stress incontinence, when normal daily activities such as sneezing or coughing cause urine leakage
    • Urge incontinence, the sudden and uncontrolled need to urinate
    • Mixed incontinence, a combination of stress and urge incontinence
    • Fecal incontinence, or the inability to control bowel movements
    • Incontinence following post-prostatectomy, the removal of the prostate

    We also treat other pelvic floor conditions including:

    • Pelvic organ prolapse, which can occur when the muscles supporting the pelvic organs, including the uterus, bladder or rectum, become weak and allow one or more organs to drop out of the vagina
    • Bowel and bladder disorders associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries
    • Defecatory dysfunction, such as constipation

    Our team treats bowel and bladder issues through individualized exercises programs, biofeedback (assessment of your muscle coordination), electrical stimulation (using electrodes to facilitate muscle contractions), bladder retraining, manual therapy and/or other noninvasive therapy methods. Your therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your condition and specific needs. We understand the sensitivity and discomfort that comes with incontinence and are dedicated to providing a healing and compassionate environment.

  • Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease because you may not have signs or symptoms of bone loss until you suffer a bone fracture. Osteoporosis is more common in women than in men, especially during perimenopause (the time just before menopause starts) and post-menopause.

    Our approach to treating osteoporosis and other bone loss related conditions includes instruction in proper posture and weight-bearing exercises. We will work with your doctor to create a treatment plan that focuses on:

    • Preventing bone loss
    • Increasing strength
    • Improving function
    • Improving balance
  • Pelvic pain is a common medical problem affecting both men and women. Many times, pelvic pain is due to the normal functioning of the reproductive organs. If pain lasts longer than three months, it could be a sign of a more serious issue.

    If you experience pelvic pain, you may feel pain in your hips, back or stomach. It is also common to experience pelvic pain with sex.

    Common pelvic pain conditions include:

    • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
    • Dyspareunia or pain with sex
    • Endometriosis, which occurs when the lining of the uterus grows in other places such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Genital pain
    • Interstitial cystitis or bladder pain syndrome
    • Vulvodynia or chronic pain around the opening of the vagina
    • Pudendal neuralgia, a condition that causes pain in your pelvis or genital area

    A physical therapy program specific to these types of conditions is key to treating your pelvic pain issue. Our therapists will listen to your symptoms and design a care plan for your specific needs. Your treatment may include:

    • Exercises to stretch or strengthen certain muscle groups
    • Electrical stimulation or biofeedback
    • Manual therapy
    • Relaxation or breathing exercises
  • It can take time to recover from surgery. In many cases, your bones, muscles and soft tissue need time to heal. Physical therapy can help relieve pain after surgery and speed up your recovery.

    We provide therapy to help you recover from many types of surgery and surgery-related conditions, including:

    • Abdominal repair
    • Cesarean section (C-section)
    • Diastasis repair or surgery to repair a gap in the abdominal muscles
    • Hysterectomy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lymphedema
    • Mastectomy

    Increasing the movement and function of tissue and muscles is important in recovering from surgery. Our team will create a therapy plan to help the healing process. Your plan may include:

    • Mobility exercises
    • Relaxation
    • Scar massage
    • Swelling-reduction techniques
Women's and Men's Health Program video
Women's and Men's Health Program
SSM Health Physical Therapy's Women's Health Program strongly believes in treating each patient as a whole person - mentally, emotionally and physically. As such, we treat these conditions both behaviorally and therapeutically.

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