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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapists (PT’s) are licensed health care professionals who are trained to help patients reduce pain and restore or improve mobility. PT’s examine each individual in order to create a customized plan utilizing physical techniques and other treatment options such as ultrasound, etc. to naturally restore and improve a patient’s physical well being. PT’s are most often known for facilitating recovery from surgeries,treating joint problems and resolving back issues but routinely handle the physical health issues below.

Call our office to speak with a therapist or schedule a free consultation regarding your condition.

Men’s Health

Our staff has specialized training in Men’s Health through the American Physical Therapy Association and will help you safely and naturally overcome the physical issues below. The female and male pelvic structures are similar in terms of their musculoskeletal and neuromuscular components. Pelvic floor muscles are nearly the same in both males and females or have parallel components to the opposite gender.

Pelvic floor muscles respond to physical therapy treatment in the same way as all other muscles in the body enabling a healing process for the following types of mechanical problems.

Post-Surgical Pain or Dysfunction

  • Post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence
  • Adhesions / scar tissue after urologic, intestinal, or cancer-related surgeries

Pelvic Pain… Is Treatable!

  • Pelvic floor tension myalgia/ pelvic floor muscle spasm
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Pain with ejaculation or erection
  • Testicular, scrotal, penile, or groin pain

Bowel and Bladder Dysfunctions

  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary urgency and/or frequency
  • Urinary retention or incomplete emptying
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Chronic Constipation/Outlet dysfunction

Musculoskeletal  Dysfunction

  • Coccyx or tailbone pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Lumbosacral strain
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Low back, hip, groin, or pelvic pain that have not responded to conventional physical therapy

Women’s Health

Physical therapists are experts in treating the musculoskeletal system (muscles, joints and surrounding soft tissues of the body). Pelvic floor muscles react to physical therapy just like other muscles in the body. Our staff has specialized training through the American Physical Therapy Association in treating pelvic floor muscles associated with women’s health. We will help you safely and naturally overcome the physical issues below without drugs or surgery.

Pelvic Pain… We Can Help!

Pelvic pain is a general term used to describe debilitating discomfort in the pelvic region. Pelvic pain can occur at any time in a woman’s life, frequently causing significant emotional distress and adversely affecting quality of life.

Unfortunately many women develop chronic pelvic pain with symptoms that persist longer than three months. If chronic pelvic pain goes untreated, additional bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction may develop.

Urinary Incontinence is Treatable!

Many symptoms of urinary incontinence are caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness and dysfunction. Urinary incontinence is common but it is NOT a normal part of aging or a normal result of child birth.

We are specially trained in Women’s Health to help you gain control over your symptoms. We will design a treatment program to tackle your stress incontinence or urge incontinence and increase your quality of life.

Pregnancy and Post-Partum Therapy

Physical therapy is proven to be successful in the care of pregnant and post-partum patients. We are equipped to address women’s issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, urgency, and prolapse.

The carry-over of healthy habits, exercises and skills the patient acquires through physical therapy treatment help transition a new mother through the childbearing year and prepare her for the constant physical demands of raising a young child.

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One-on-One Care

At Anderson Physical Therapy Associates each patient receives uninterrupted treatment with the therapist on every visit.

Communication

We take the time to explain to patients about their condition, how we are treating it, and what to expect.

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Shawna and her staff have a stellar track record in healthcare and she is passionate about giving back to her community.