Pelvic Physical Therapy Program Opens At Parkridge East Hospital

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Parkridge Health System announced the opening of the new Pelvic Physical Therapy program at Parkridge East Hospital – a program committed to helping women who suffer from embarrassing or uncomfortable pelvic floor issues that negatively affect quality of life.

Women with conditions such as incontinence, pain during intimacy, or pregnancy-related problems such as lower back pain or poor posture can find relief with Pelvic Physical Therapy. Physical therapist Lindsay Johnson, DPT, is one of a handful of providers in Chattanooga with highly specialized training in treatment of the pelvic area. Her therapy includes the use of corrective techniques, technology such as biofeedback, and traditional physical therapy to help patients strengthen muscles in the pelvic region. These treatments offer relief of symptoms and greater muscle control, and patients typically see improvement in quality of life after just a few treatment sessions.

Parkridge East Hospital’s Pelvic Physical Therapy program can:

- Provide effective relief for incontinence, a particularly common problem for females. “It’s estimated that 50% of adult women experience incontinence at some point in their lives,” said Ms. Johnson. “Pelvic physical therapy can help women who have ‘leaking’ problems that limit their lifestyles. We retrain the muscles in the pelvic area to better control the bladder - this training can significantly reduce and in some cases eliminate ‘accidents’.”

- Make a major difference for women who experience pain during intimacy. “There are exercises and pelvic floor muscle training techniques that can alleviate discomfort during intimacy, and with the right course of pelvic physical therapy, some women can achieve complete recovery,” said Ms. Johnson.

- Ease pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery for mothers. “Pelvic physical therapy can help pregnant women strengthen their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles,” said Ms. Johnson. “A regimen of stretching and strength training can ease childbirth, and can help lessen the risk of developing pelvic floor problems after delivery.”

For more information about the Pelvic Physical Therapy program at Parkridge East Hospital, call 423 553-5740.


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