Women’s Health therapy at IMPACT can help reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal pain and help restore normal movement, function, and comfort. A personalized program developed for each patient can start the healing process quickly. Some elements of the patients personalized health program can include:
Education- Sometimes the key to successful healing is simply understanding what caused the problem in the first place. Our therapists work to make sure that patients understand their diagnosis.
Manual Techniques- Joint dysfunction or misalignment can cause severe pain. Manual techniques can restore natural joint movement and alignment. These techniques are extremely gentle and therapeutic.
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Myofascial Release- Soft tissue (muscle, ligament, and fascia) tension can also cause severe pain. Massage techniques of compression, strolling and stretching can maximize relaxation of tense tissues. These techniques can be used in all muscle groups of the body, including the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Therapeutic Exercise- Exercise programs are developed specifically for each patient, including self joint corrections, stretching, and strengthening exercises. These programs allow the patient to play an active role in her healing process, and may give her a sense of control over her dysfunction.
Postural Alignment Training- Postural habits can perpetuate pain. Education regarding proper posture for sitting, standing, sleeping and performing everyday activities will be an integral part of the program.
Modalities- Sometimes techniques aimed specifically at controlling pain or retraining muscles need to be used. Examples include heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.