Women’s health physical therapy is the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the prevention of disorders in women across the life span. This includes young female athletes, women of child bearing age, and menopausal and elderly women. While the majority of patients are women, specialized physical therapists can also provide evaluation and treatment to male patients with pelvic floor disorders including pain and incontinence.
The following are health conditions commonly treated by women’s health physical therapists:
- Urinary incontinence
- Bowel incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Pregnancy pain and weakness
- Post-partum pelvic pain and weakness
- Breast cancer