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Our Treatment Techniques & Modalities

Well Women Physical Therapy prioritizes a hands-on approach with all of our treatments, whether that involves manual therapy, modalities, equipment, or exercises. You'll never be left doing an idle, repetitious movement in the corner while we focus on our computer screen.

For the entirety of your session our only focus is you!

You're more than just kegels. So are we!

While every treatment plan is different for every woman, each plan is curated from a number of highly skilled interventions to help you reach your specific goals. 

Neck Massage
Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy 

Soft Tissue Massage

Visceral Manipulation

Muscle Energy Techniques

Joint Mobilization

Cupping Therapy
Laser Therapy, Ultrasound, Hot Cold therapy and TENS/ESTIM

Modalities

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Hot/Cold Therapies

TENS/ESTIM

Twist Pose
Corrective Exercise

Corrective Exercise 

Yoga & Pilates

Strength & Conditioning

Flexibility & Balance

Functional Mobility

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Esucation and Training

Education & Training

Childbirth & Postpartum

Holistic Nutrition

Lymphedema Prevention

Pelvic & Women's Health

Back Massage

Tissue & Joint Mobilization

Physical Therapists are skilled at providing a number of different hands-on techniques to improve pain and mobility throughout the body. These include but are not limited to:

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) - made popular by the Graston Technique - is a form of myofascial release which involves using specialized tools to gently "scrape" over areas of restricted fascia and intramuscular adhesions. This technique improves bloodflow to the tissues and decreases restrictions which inhibit mobility of the muscles and joints. 

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Cupping Therapy

Myofascial Decompression

Otherwise known as "Cupping" is a form of myofascial release which improves bloodflow, reduces tightness, improves joint mobility, and decreases pain. Cups can be placed and left for a duration of time or used to lift and glide along the tissues. Cupping is not painful. In fact, our patients report how relaxing their Myofascial Decompression treatments are! Though, suction on the skin may produce redness known as "kiss marks", these fade within a few days and are also a painless and normal effect of treatment. 

Functional Dry Needling

Different from acupuncture, Dry Needling is a technique provided by Physical Therapists to treat pain interfering with movement and function. Since there is no medication injected, the "dry" needle is very fine/thin. Needles are gently placed into tight, tender bands of muscles called triggerpoints. These triggerpoints can produce pain not only at the site where they exist, but also in surrounding tissues. When this occurs, the pain is referred to as a referral pattern. These patterns can mimic other conditions such as sciatica, tendonitis, and nerve impingement. Once inserted, the needle is gently stimulated with an electrical pulse. Most people experience relief of their symptoms immediately following treatment, especially when combined with other Physical Therapy techniques.

Acupuncture Session
Kinesiology Taping

Therapeutic Taping

Also known as "kinesiology taping", this method involves strategically placing an elastic, adhesive tape onto the skin. Physical Therapists use their extensive knowledge of anatomy, mechanics, and movement dysfunction to appropriately design a taping method which is different for each individual based on their rehabilitation needs. Taping helps provide pain relief, stimulate or calm the nervous system, support the muscles and joints, decrease swelling, and aid in recovery. 

Hot & Cold Therapies

These treatment modalities have been used for decades to improve pain and inflammation throughout the body. Depending on your condition, your Physical Therapist may use one or more of the following in your treatment sessions:

  • Moist Hot Pack

  • Warm Stone Tissue Mobilization

  • Ice Massage

  • Gel Ice Pack

Hot Stone Massage

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound is a common physical therapy modality that uses high frequency sound waves to treat soft tissue injuries. This therapy helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and stimulate healing. It is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

ESTIM & TENS

ESTIM & TENS are two forms of electrical stimulation used by our physical therapists to help patients reduce their pain and improve their range of motion. ESTIM works by stimulating muscle fibers to reduce spasms while TENS works by sending electrical signals to the brain to block pain signals. Our physical therapists can customize these treatments to the individual needs of each patient.

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Corrective Exercise

Well Women Physical Therapy utilizes an evidence-based and highly comprehensive Selective Functional Movement Assessment in order to identify dysfunctional movement patterns, treat painful patterns (if they exist), and assist you in curating a corrective and/or progressive exercise program to suit your exact mobility and movement needs. We never prescribe cookie-cutter treatment plans or exercises just for the sake of exercising. We'll ensure you're independent with each exercise and provide corrections and feedback as needed. Then they're yours to do at home! 

Specialized Education

A significant portion of healing and rehabilitation involves learning about and understanding your condition so you can become more familiar with your body and how to self-treat or manage symptoms. You'll be informed, empowered, and encouraged to discuss questions and concerns in every session. There's no such thing as T.M.I. in our sessions! Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Pain Neuroscience & Mindfullness

  • Sexual Health & Function

  • Childbirth Education

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Bowel/Bladder Health & Function

  • Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine

  • Product Recommendations & Training

  • Professional Services & Provider Referral 

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