Meridian Physical Therapy and Wellness is excited to announce our Women's Health Program, which utilizes the benefits of physical therapy, modalities, education, and Pilates-based exercise to help restore healthy movement, function and comfort for a number of female diagnoses.
The physical therapist will evaluate each patient to design a personalized program specific to her needs. You will be provided with a detailed care plan with the objective findings and recommended treatment plan. The therapist will follow each patient through her program and furnish you with the documentation on her progress.
Meridian Physical Therapy and Wellness offers three comprehensive programs to meet the unique needs of women:
- Prenatal Physical Therapy – Individualized musculoskeletal evaluations and treatments are designed for women who are experiencing low back pain, sciatica, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome or urinary incontinence during their pregnancy. In addition to pain relieving treatments, women will be instructed in exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor and core muscles to ensure and easy labor and delivery.
- Postpartum Physical Therapy – Postpartum physical therapy provides strengthening and reconditioning exercises, as well as body mechanics education, to help ease the new mother's pain and to improve her function and mobility. Sometimes after delivery, back pain fails to improve or even worsens. This may be due to delivery or weakened abdominal muscles. Back pain may also be aggravated when the postpartum mother assumes new and awkward positions with carrying, feeding, nursing, or changing the baby.
- Post-Surgical Considerations – Cesarean sections, Bladder Repairs, Hysterectomies, and Mastectomies can all result in muscle weakness, pain, and other complications (such as frozen shoulder in post-mastectomy patients). With proper physical therapy these patients will be able to avoid complications down the road.
- Low Back Pain
- Postural Strain
- Sacroiliac Pain
- thoracic Pain
- Neck Pain
- Rib Pain
- TMJ Pain
- Disc Herniation
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain's Tendonitis
- Diastasis Recti
- Urinary Incontinence
- Post-Cesarean Section
- Reduce pain
- Improve postural alignment and control
- Maximize physical function and return to previous activity level
- Decrease stress on joints and other anatomical structures
- Increase knowledge of musculoskeletal changes and proper back care
- Improve flexibility and strength
- Reduce urinary incontinence
- Improve labor and delivery
- Patient education in posture and body mechanics
- Therapeutic exercise, including Pilates and yoga as indicated
- Joint mobilization
- Soft tissue massage /myofascial release techniques
- Pelvic floor conditioning
- Scar mobilization
- Core strengthening