Women’s Health

Dr. Allison Oswald is a board certified specialist in women’s health and therefore specifically offers treatment for women’s health related issues.  You can learn more about Allison’s approach and her work with women’s health at www.AllisonOswald.com.

Women’s Health Treatment Programs

Pregnancy

Before, during and after pregnancy, women will experience many changes in their bodies. As a result of changes in posture, weight and hormonal factors, women may suffer from pain, decreased mobility and decreased range of motion.

Treatments may include:

  • Pilates
  • Patient education to address proper body mechanics and positionig for themselves as well as safe techniques for breastfeeding and baby care
  • Manual therapy and massage to correct asymmetries
  • Stretching, therapeutic exercise and Pilates to improve trunk and pelvic stability
  • Pelvic floor exercises to prevent or treat incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine.  It can occur at anytime in life and may be associated with pregnancy, menopause, women that have experienced nerve damage, post surgical or those who participate in high impact sports.

Treatments may include:

  • Extensive patient education
  • Pelvic floor training
  • Trunk and pelvic stabilization exercises
  • Breathing techniques
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Behavioral modifications
  • Biofeedback/Electrical stimulation

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic floor pain may be caused by muscle, nerve, or joint problems associated with the suspension of muscles that support the bladder, uterus and rectum. Patients may experience pain during intercourse, difficulty sitting or hip and abdomen pain.

Treatments may include:

  • Patient education
  • Manual techniques to decrease muscle spasm, tightness or pain in the pelvic floor
  • Pelvic floor training
  • Exercises and stretching for abdominal and hip musculature
  • Breathing techniques
  • Biofeedback/Electrical Stimulation

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Women are at a higher risk for both osteoporosis and osteopenia.  Exercise helps to maintain and improve bone strength.

Treatments may include:

  • Safe exercises that focus on alignment, core strength and weight bearing
  • Pilates

Breast Cancer

Women going through breast cancer treatments and beyond may suffer from pain, decreased range of motion and decreased strength in one or both upper extremities.  Physical therapy can help to restore that range of motion, strength and posture safely so that functional capacity is not limited.

Treatments may include: