Advanced Physical Therapy, LLC is pleased to offer personalized treatment programs for a wide variety of issues affecting women. Diana Pliner, PT is skilled at treating the following issues:
Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine which affects approximately 12 million Americans. There are two main types of incontinence: stress and urge.
Stress incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine coinciding with a physical trigger such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Urge incontinence is an uncontrollable urge to urinate frequently triggered by external stimuli such as running water or seeing a bathroom sign.
Fortunately, incontinence is an issue which responds well to physical therapy interventions focusing on pelvic floor strengthening and bladder re-training strategies, which includes muscular re-education. We also offer internal/external biofeedback, nutritional guidance, behavior modification, and tender/trigger point work for spasms involving the pelvic floor.
Pain or musculoskeletal dysfunction
Pain or dysfunction associated with pregnancy and childbirth can be treated with physical therapy interventions. Issues such as low back pain, tailbone pain, sacroiliac joint pain, pubic bone pain, sciatica, nerve compression syndromes, round ligament pain, abdominal separation, pelvic pain, pelvic floor weakness, incontinence, postural imbalances, post-c-section pain and weakness can be effectively addressed by our therapists.
Pelvic pain may be caused by pelvic joint dysfunction, muscular imbalances within the muscles of the pelvic floor, trunk, and/or pelvis, poor sequencing and timing of the pelvic floor muscles, tender points within the muscles of the pelvic floor, nerve compression in the pelvis, weakness in the pelvic floor muscles, and scar tissue development after abdominal, pelvic, urogynecological surgeries. Our therapists are trained to evaluate and treat pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or perineum.
Oftentimes, after medical procedures such as c-section, episiotomy, hysterectomy, breast surgery or abdominal surgery, patients are instructed to limit their mobility. As a result, women can experience muscle spasms, weakness, decreased flexibility, and scar adhesions resulting from inefficient and unbalanced movement patterns. These issues can be addressed in our clinic using manual techniques, neuromuscular re-education, strengthening, flexibility, and modalities.
If you are experiencing any or all of these problems, please call Advanced Physical Therapy at 410-415-0005.
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