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Women’s Health

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is comprised of the deepest muscle layers and ligaments of the core.
These muscles act as the foundation for all bodily movements, as well as, provide support to the pelvic organs such as the intestines, bladder, and bowel.

Additionally, the pelvic floor is responsible for maintaining continence. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction occurs when the pelvic muscles become tensed or weaken. This may be the result of scar restriction from prior surgery, chronic low back pain, poor bladder and bowel habits, pelvic fractures, and pregnancy /childbirth complications.

Symptoms of dysfunction may present as leakage with sneezing, coughing, lifting, and exercise, overactive bladder, colorectal conditions, and chronic pelvic and low back pain. Like other voluntary skeletal muscles, the pelvic floor responds well to exercise and can be strengthened to alleviate or decrease symptoms of dysfunction.

Services

IBJI’s Therapists work directly with patients and physicians to establish clear treatment goals and a customized plan of care. Therapy sessions may include the following techniques:

Manual Therapy

  • Intra-Vaginal or Rectal Massage
  • Neural & Joint Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger-Point Therapy
  • Scar Tissue Massage

Education

  • Dietary/Fluid Modifications
  • Relaxation & Breathing Techniques
  • Urge Suppression Techniques
  • Kegal Training
  • Prenatal Exercises & Childbirth
  • Preparation

Therapeutic Exercises

  • Improve strength, endurance, coordination, and flexibility of pelvic floor & other core muscles
  • Establish a home exercise program
  • Postpartum rehab

What is a Women’s Health Therapist?

A Women’s health therapist specializes in the treatment and symptoms associated specifically with the female anatomy. Therapists are trained in one-on-one patient interactions to provide confidential treatments based on the newest research and techniques. Each treatment is individually designed with a high regard to improving quality of life.

Common diagnoses treated by Women’s health therapists may include:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Colorectal conditions
  • Pre/Post partum care
  • Breast cancer care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sacral dysfunctions
  • Lymphedema

Locations

Women’s Health Services are offered at the IBJI Rehabilitation locations in Gurnee, Highland Park and Morton Grove.

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