Women's Health Rehabilitation
Athens Regional Rehabilitation offers many treatment programs meant just for women and their needs.
All appointments through Women's Health Rehabilitation are scheduled with a female therapist in a private room. Treatment is individually designed after thorough musculoskeletal and pelvic floor muscle evaluation and covers a wide range of conditions.
Women's Rehabilitation Conditions
Pelvic Floor Tension/Pain
Pelvic floor tension or pain in the sling of muscles, which support the bladder, uterus and rectum, can be caused by muscle, joint or nerve problems. Symptoms may include pain during intercourse, difficulty sitting or pain in the back, hips or lower abdomen. If you have been in pain for several weeks, you may be holding these pelvic muscles in a tense and rigid position to protect yourself from more pain. Scars from surgery or childbirth may also contribute to this condition.
Incontinence /Pelvic Floor Weakness
Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control. The cause could be pelvic floor weakness, resulting in a loss of muscular support for the bladder, uterus or rectum.
Obstetrical Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Pregnant women may suffer from pain due to changes in posture, weight or hormonal factors. Together, these changes can make pregnant women more susceptible to injury or lead to problems in the spine, pelvis or rib cage. Symptoms may include aching in the lower back, buttocks or shoulder blades; intense pain in the groin or pubic area that interferes with sleep, walking or climbing stairs or a "catch," spasm or pain in the ribs or middle back that is worse when using the arms.
High Risk Pregnancy
For women in high-risk pregnancies, bed rest is often necessary. The physical therapist designs an individual program of exercises and positioning and incorporates relaxation.
Post-delivery rehab is important for overall endurance, as well as strengthening and stabilization exercises for the pelvic floor, abdominals and lower back. Some women have painful scars from a C-section or episiotomies and can benefit from ultrasound and scar massage.
For more information about this program, email us or call 706-475-3511.
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