At THEORY Physical Therapy we treat pre-and-postpartum, urinary incontinence, osteoporosis and sacroiliac dysfunction.
Contact us to discuss any of the these concerns.
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Amid the flurry of preparations for a new addition to the family and the profound physiological changes that accompany pregnancy, it's easy for women to overlook the importance of initiating or maintaining an exercise routine during this period.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology strongly recommends that women engage in regular physical activity for at least 30 minutes every day throughout their pregnancy. Pregnancy can lead to postural adjustments, hormonal fluctuations, and muscle imbalances. The presence of good abdominal and low back stability can play a pivotal role in mitigating these changes. Pain during pregnancy can manifest in areas such as the lower back, tailbone, hips, or groin.
At THEORY Physical Therapy, we provide treatments tailored to your specific needs. For instance, one treatment option involves co-contraction exercises, which entail activating the transverse abdominis and multifidus muscles to strengthen the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. This approach helps support women's health and comfort during the course of their pregnancy.
Urinary Incontinence is another common condition in women ranging from occasional leaking during a cough or sneeze to a lack of control of the bladder, causing a sudden urge to urinate. Urinary incontinence can be caused by routine daily habits, physical changes to our body like pregnancy and child birth, an underlying medical condition or muscular imbalance in the pelvic floor. No one should have to live with urinary incontinence, so contact us for an assessment to help gain control of your life without the fear of leakage.
Osteoporosis is the condition in which bones weaken and are at risk for fracture. This is common as we age. Most common fractures caused by osteoporosis occur in the wrist, hip or spine. Weight-bearing exercises is one of the primary therapy treatments that can help reduce the pace of bone loss and strengthen weak bones. Strength training and aerobic exercise have shown in multiple studies to help build bone, decreasing the risk for fractures. If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia (the beginning stage of weakened bones), we can work with you to help build a strengthening program for your body.
Sacroiliac Dysfunction, also knows as SI dysfunction, can be debilitating as it can cause pain when you walk up stairs or on flat surfaces, run, stand or even sit. SI dysfunction can be caused by a traumatic injury like a motor vehicle accident, a fall, labor and delivery, arthritis or muscle imbalances. Pain can be felt in the lower back, legs, buttock, tailbone, hips or groin. The dysfunction occurs in the movement pattern of the lower spine, the sacrum and pelvis. It can cause inflammation of the joints also known as sacroiliitis. Because of its relation to the lower spine it is often misdiagnosed as low back pain. At THEORY Physical Therapy, we are trained in assessing the movement of the pelvis and its contribution to your pain.