The women’s health physical therapy program at Albemarle Hospital helps patients find relief from pain and provide solutions to problems with discomfort in sexual intercourse, urination, postpartum recovery, cancer recovery, and many other complications specifically affecting females. Physical therapists treat functional problems through exercise and education, without surgery or medication.
One popular condition treated through the program is incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine. Incontinence affects between 15 and 25 million Americans. Through physical therapy, data shows an 85 percent recovery rate through Kegel exercises other pelvic floor muscle workouts.
Organ prolapse is another condition addressed in our program. It occurs when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs become weak and cause the bladder, uterus, small bowel, and rectum to move from their normal position. We teach women through manual techniques and posture training how to make these muscles strong again.
By thoroughly evaluating all aspects of your condition including medical history, posture, muscle strength, flexibility, and habits, our highly-qualified staff will create a personalized program to meet your specific needs and goals. Personal issues like incontinence and organ prolapse are treatable conditions. You don’t have to live with the pain or embarrassment any longer – we are here to help.
Talk to your doctor about a referral to Albemarle Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services Department. Then give us a call, at (252) 384-4632.