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Women's Health at Spaulding Framingham

We understand women experience unique medical and emotional issues throughout their lifetime. From postpartum pain to urinary incontinence, perimenopausal symptoms to osteoporosis, we can create a program to address your specific needs.

Our program is designed to offer interdisciplinary treatments and services to address the specific needs of women. Our clinicians strive to help you reach the best level of health, fitness and well-being you can achieve.

Spaulding's Approach for Women's Health

We tailor our approach specifically to your needs and circumstances. Our team of clinicians will review your medical history and the results of diagnostic, neurologic and gynecologic testing and evaluate you to develop an individual treatment plan.

Our 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 many activities associated with normal daily function, including sexual intercourse. A physical therapist with specialized training will first assess the cause of pain, and, based on your symptoms and long-term goals, will recommend a treatment approach. This treatment may include techniques 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

Our interdisciplinary team creates a supportive environment in which patients recovering from breast cancer improve their ability to function and their quality of life. Rehabilitation strategies are tailored for each stage of treatment and recovery. Treatment may involve stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, edema and pain management techniques, as well as cardiovascular conditioning and education on pacing to address decreased endurance that may result from cancer treatments.