Women's Health

 

At Good Life Physical Therapy, we want to empower women through education, hands-on therapy, and open communication.

Women's physical, emotional, and sexual health issues can be uncomfortable to discuss at times.

 

There are a variety of treatable conditions that are common in women. Some of them include:

 

Pelvic Floor Pain

Stress Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Bowel Incontinence

Pain During Intercourse

Post-Partum

Tail-bone Pain

Diastasis Recti

Low Back Pain

Hip Pain

 

Many of these conditions are well-known, but for those you are uncertain about, they are listed below!

 

 

 

 

Diastasis Recti

 

During and after pregnancy, a woman’s body changes in a variety of ways. One of the most common pregnancy-related conditions is diastasis recti. It is when the abdominal muscles split down the middle due to the stress and stretch of the internal organs specifically the growing uterus as the fetus develops. It can affect older men and women who have never been pregnant as well.

Symptoms are as follows: lower back pain, bulging tummy, and pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, pain during intercourse, constipation, or inflamed prostate in men.

At Good Life Physical Therapy, we are determined to help moms and older adults strengthen abdominal muscles to treat and prevent this condition.

 

Stress Incontinence

 

If you have stress incontinence, you may experience leakage when you:

Cough, Sneeze, Laugh, Stand Up, Exercise, Have Sex, Lift Heavy Objects, Jump

This occurs when the muscles and other tissues that support the bladder, pelvic floor muscles, and urinary sphincter are too weak to stay closed and tight when you exert yourself, which causes urine to leak especially if you have a full bladder.

Stress Incontinence affect 17% of women and Overactive Bladders affect 16% of men in the US.

 

 

 

 

Pelvic Floor Conditions

 

Pelvic Floor Symptoms presents in a multitude of ways such as incontinence, pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and much more.

For more information about pelvic floor treatment, please click on the button below!

 

 

 

Eastown Clinic

1331 Lake Dr. SE, Suite 105

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Phone: 616-248-9842

Fax: 616-248-9848

Centerpoint Clinic

2500 E. Beltline Ave. SE, Suite J

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: 616-855-6588

Fax: 616-248-9848