Women’s Health for All Stages of Life
Women’s health physical therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that is covered by most insurance and treats conditions such as: incontinence, post-partum care, sexual dysfunction, and other pelvic organ and pain conditions.
Allison DeCory, DPT, Pelvic Health Therapist at Carolina Physical Therapy.
Contact Allison at ADeCory@carolina-pt.com
Common Diagnoses that We Treat:
- Pregnancy and postpartum
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Post gynecological surgery
- Pelvic pain
- Pain with Intercourse
What to Expect:
We offer a comfortable, private women’s health room for treatment one-on-one with our pelvic health physical therapist. You may also request a second person in the room if it helps you feel more comfortable. Wear comfortable clothing because 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. She’s here to help, so make sure you ask any questions you may have!
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 in order to assess muscle tone and strength. This can help your therapist determine the cause of your pelvic floor dysfunction.
Your Treatment Plan
Follow up visits will consist of a combination of education, manual therapy techniques, biofeedback, and stretching/strengthening techniques. Your therapist may recommend the purchase of reasonably priced equipment to assist in your therapy progression.
Insurance covers therapy for most of the treatments covered above, and we always check insurance coverage prior to the evaluation.