Types of Treatment
Treatment by a Women’s Health physical therapist at ProActive PTS can reduce pain, prevent surgery, and eliminate the need for medications.
Women’s health physical therapy is a specialized area that combines a dedication to helping women whose daily life is affected by pelvic dysfunction with a high level of expertise in treating musculoskeletal issues. This is accomplished through compassionate providers who are trained in how to apply physical therapy treatment techniques, such as manual therapy and general exercise, to the pelvic floor and surrounding structures. Treatment by a Women’s Health Physical Therapist at ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists can reduce pain, prevent surgery, and eliminate the need for medications.
Our physical therapists are experts in treating the musculoskeletal system and can treat the the following issues:
- Pelvic Pain
- Difficulty with normal activities such as, sitting, rising from a chair, standing or walking
- Difficulty with recreational activities
- Pain in the groin, buttock, low back, hip, sacroiliac or abdominals
- Pregnancy Discomfort
- Outpatient care for pregnant and post-partum women designed to reduce uncomfortable symptoms related to pregnancy.
We provide a very soothing and private environment for all patients. Initially, your therapist will examine abdominal muscles, neck, back, hip, SI joint and pubic symphasis to look for issues. Each patient will have a unique treatment plan. Some common interventions include:
- Gentle exercise
- Stretching and strengthening
- Education on proper posture
- Fitting of back supports or hand splints
- Specific exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor
- Soft tissue therapy
What to expect at your first appointment
A specialized physical therapist will sit down with you, one-on-one, and discuss what’s going on, your medical history, and overall lifestyle. We are trained to treat all ranges of pelvic floor dysfunction and know how personal and intimate this is. We will evaluate your posture, hips, back, and pelvic floor to determine the best plan for YOU to get you where you want to be.
A typical initial evaluation also includes:
Review of bowel and bladder diary
Internal examination of muscle tone and scarring
Assessment of pelvic floor strength, coordination, and endurance
Patients will leave with a personalized treatment plan and the confidence that their physical therapist will work alongside them to help reach their goals and improve their pelvic health.
Women’s Health is available at the following ProActive locations:
Tualatin: (503) 454-0526
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After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.
Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.
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My husband was skeptical of my choice to use physical therapy to treat my back pain instead of medications. After seeing my results from working with the ProActive PTS team, my husband is a believer now too.