Women’s Health

womens1Rapid Rehab Physical Therapists use the latest scientific evidence and tools to help women with chronic pelvic pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

In 2011, the National Pain Foundation reports that 12-20 percent of women have chronic pelvic pain and up to 33 percent of women will experience pelvic pain in their lifetime. Physical therapy is referenced as an effective treatment for chronic pelvic pain in scholarly research.

Mediscape reports in 2011 that bowel incontinence is one of the most psychologically and socially debilitating conditions affecting otherwise healthy people. It can lead to social isolation, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, and depression.

Rapid Rehab has programs specifically for the treatment of pain and dysfunctions affecting women.

Helping women regain control over their bodies is the number one priority of care – whether it is overcoming chronic vulvar pain, painful intercourse, loss of bladder control, or pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy.

Millions of Americans suffer from bladder control problems, sometimes called urinary incontinence. The good news is Rapid Rehab’s Pelvic Floor Rehab program can help.

womens2Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control resulting in the leakage of urine or stool. One cause may be pelvic floor weakness with subsequent loss of the muscular support for the bladder, uterus or rectum. Types of urine incontinence may be called stress, urge or frequency. Typical treatments include electrical stimulation, biofeedback and exercise with or without vaginal weights.

  • Leaking small amounts of urine with laughing, sneezing, running, etc.
  • Constant desire to urinate
  • Pain or discomfort with urination
  • Inability to fully empty the bladder
  • Using the bathroom more than 6 to 8 times a day

Physical therapy evaluation includes:

  • Complete review of your related medical history and current symptoms
  • Physical exam of your pelvic floor muscle strength and coordination
  • Bladder diary assessment
  • Screening for postural and lower extremity flexibility deficits that may contribute to incontinence

Treatment plans are individualized to meet each person’s needs.

Pelvic Floor Treatments

  • Kegel Exercises & Core Strength
  • Biofeedback
  • Vaginal weights/cone
  • Behavioral Training
  • Timed Voiding Program
  • Dilators

Consultation

The Rapid Rehab staff is available for patient and physician consultation and to answer any questions.

Appointment

To make an appointment, call Rapid Rehab at 540-665-2750 (Winchester) or 540-636-3500 (Front Royal) and ask to be scheduled with one of our Pelvic Floor Rehab Therapists.

Insurance

Most insurance companies cover physical therapy. However, coverage and benefits will vary.