Our comprehensive Women’s Health Programs are a combination of orthopedics and sports physical therapy providing care for women’s health cases. The types of women’s health programs that are included in this are for pregnancy related pain, rehabilitation following breast surgery and all conditions that are specific to the female athlete.
Women’s Health Programs Focus
The few different kinds of physical therapy options in our women’s health programs can cover and address the following:
- Musculoskeletal/lumbar pain (Prenatal and Postpartum)
- Shoulder range of motion deficits following breast surgery
- Proper body mechanics during pregnancy
- Soft tissue mobilization for surgery related stiffness
- Exercises during pregnancy
- Musculoskeletal deficits due to the female athlete triad
- Abdominal strengthening
- Postural change due to pregnancy or mastectomy
- Pelvic floor strengthening
Physical Therapy During Pregnancy
One of our physical therapy options for Women’s Health Programs helps with pregnancy related pain. Physical therapy during pregnancy can be very helpful for your pregnancy and the pain that comes with it. Additional weight, increased hormones, a change in the body’s center of gravity, a decline in posture and added stress all cause pain during pregnancy. Our treatment plan will focus on your posture, joint alignment, muscle strength, flexibility and nerve involvement to combat that. It all mainly affects affects the lower back of pregnant women more than anything, which we specialize in.
Post-Breast Surgery Rehabilitation
Many women unfortunately have to deal with breast cancer, and they have to deal with surgery because of it. The different types of surgery treatment include a breast biopsy, lymph node biopsy or removal, breast conservation surgery, mastectomy, and breast reconstruction. These surgery options can all have an affect on how you move your shoulder and arm, take deep breaths or regular daily activities. We offer a rehabilitation program that includes a number of stretches and exercises that our staff uses to help you fully recover from the surgery.
Female Athletic Conditions
There are certain athletic conditions specific to female athletes that we can help with through physical therapy, such as female athlete triad. Female athlete triad is a group of interrelated conditions that is believe to be an energy imbalance that causes disorder eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis. It can also be caused when athletes exercises excessively while the body is experiencing an energy deficit. Symptoms include rapid weight loss, obsession about body image, shin splints, and loss of interest in sports. Our treatment for this involves prevention of compulsive dieting by working with our nutritionists and increasing the strength of all muscles, ligaments, bones and joints.
Women’s Health Programs in New Jersey/New York
At JAG Physical Therapy we offer all of these Women’s Health Programs and many other services at all of our New Jersey and New York facilities. To learn more about JAG Physical Therapy and our method, contact us today.