Women's Health Program
From postpartum pain to incontinence, we'll help you improve function, manage pain and set the groundwork for long-term independence.
At Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s Women’s Health Programs, our patients benefit from specialized, interdisciplinary services that are sensitive to the unique medical, emotional and lifestyle needs of a woman. Our clinicians are dedicated to helping you achieve your optimal level of health, fitness and well-being, whatever the challenges you may face.
Spaulding’s approach to care is always tailored to your needs and circumstances. We review your past medical history and results of diagnostic, neurologic and gynecologic testing to develop a treatment plan that includes specific functional goals and realistic timelines for your recovery. Communication between Spaulding and your physician is vital and includes your status, plan of care and response to treatment.
Advanced Rehabilitation Care to Meet Women's Unique Needs
At Spaulding’s Women’s Health Program, you will be the center of a team that may include a physician, psychologist, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionist and other specialists. Clinicians will draw upon an extensive array of therapeutic options to create the best treatment plan for you. These include manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, biofeedback, bracing. Training in core stability, body mechanics as well as postural re-education, and bladder retraining.
The Women’s Health Program is designed to treat:
- Urinary Incontinence – Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine significant enough to cause a problem in daily activities. Our noninvasive therapeutic treatments include exercise, biofeedback and lifestyle strategies to help you manage urinary incontinence.
- Osteoporosis and Perimenopausal Symptoms –Specially-designed exercises and activity training will help you to improve your strength, balance and overall function in a safe manner. You will also learn about nutrition and lifestyle changes. This will help prevent and treat osteoporosis and decrease perimenopausal symptoms.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum-Related Pain Rehabilitation – Many women experience pain as a result of pregnancy, labor and delivery. Our clinicians can help reduce pain and improve function both during pregnancy and in the post-partum period through exercise, manual therapy, body mechanics training, bracing and education.
- Women’s Health Pelvic Pain – Pain in the pelvic region can limit normal function, including sexual intercourse. A physical therapist with specialized training will first assess the cause of pain. Based on your symptoms and long-term goals, she will recommend a treatment approach to decrease discomfort, strengthen pelvic muscles, provide flexibility training to pelvic floor and hip muscles and address concerns related to issues of intimacy. Therapeutic techniques may include manual therapy, stretching, strengthening, biofeedback and education about lifestyle changes.
- Breast Cancer Rehabilitation/RESTORE Program – Our interdisciplinary team creates a supportive environment in which patients recovering from breast cancer improve their ability to function thereby improving quality of life. Rehabilitation strategies are tailored for each stage of treatment and recovery. This can involve stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, edema and pain management. Decreased endurance to perform everyday tasks will also be addressed via cardiovascular conditioning and education on pacing.