Women’s Health

Women’s Health Specialty is available only at Mount Pleasant South

 Common Diagnoses that We Treat:

  • Pregnancy and postpartum
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Post gynecological surgery
  • Pelvic pain
  • Constipation
  • Pain with Intercourse

What to Expect:

The Environment

Your sessions will take place in a private room one-on-one with our pelvic health physical therapist, and you may also request a second person in the room if it helps you feel more comfortable. Wear something comfortable as we will be assessing mobility and functional movement patterns at your initial visit.

 

Your First Visit

At your initial visit, your therapist will talk with you about your relevant medical history. She will ask questions about functional limitations you may have due to pelvic floor dysfunction and help establish goals for physical therapy. Make sure you ask any questions you may have along the way, as she is here to help!

The evaluation will be based on your personal comfort level and what your therapist believes is appropriate for your treatment plan. Your initial exam may include external observation and palpation of your pelvic floor muscles, as well as internal vaginal palpation. The purpose of this is to assess muscle tone and strength and help your therapist determine the cause of your pelvic floor dysfunction.

 

Your Treatment Plan

Follow up visits will consist of a combination of education instruction, manual therapy techniques, external or internal biofeedback, ultrasound, and stretching/strengthening techniques. Your therapist may recommend the purchase of vaginal weights or dilators to assist in your therapy progression.

 

Insurance Coverage:

The insurance covers therapy for most of the treatments covered above. If a patient is concerned, we always check their insurance prior to the evaluation.