Total Physical Therapy is proud to offer Women's Health Physical Therapy services to the Texas Panhandle. At TPT you will find comfort engaging with an expert that has fulfilled Post-Doctorate Advanced Studies in Women's PT Health. Women's Health related topics include pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, abdominal pain and cramping, bladder and bowel incontinence, prenatal pain management, postnatal pain management, pre and post surgical pain, post mastectomy pain (neck, back, shoulder, chest). TPT understands that many women have simply been conditioned to accept pain of certain areas and incontinence as normal. These symptoms can be common, however, they are not to be accepted as a normal aging process. We want you to know that this type of conditioning is not accepted by us. We want women to know that treatment exists and truly is a specialty within the field of Physical Therapy!
What is Women's Health PT ?
It is the emphasis of health sciences on fitness and wellness encouraging women to pay closer attention to their bodies throughout daily life. PT within this specialty requires post graduate studies and Erin Park has completed post doctorate studies through Texas Woman's University. Following thorough examinations, treatments are individually designed for your dysfunction.
Areas of Expertise
Urinary Incontinence - Many women at some point will experience some form of urinary incontinence at some point in their life. Simple activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or not being able to get to a bathroom in time can result in an embarrassing loss of bladder control. Our services can help regain control through education and therapeutic interventions. For individuals considering surgery, PT can also aide in decreased recovery time.
Pelvic Pain/Dysfunction - The pelvic region consists of muscles and connective tissue. As with any muscle, pain can originate from weakness, tightness, spasms, and/or scar tissue. Symptoms can occur after surgery, both pre and post natal, during intercouse, or during exercise. Many women experience pelvic floor pain for years prior to seeking help.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Care - Childbearing years should be miraculous and pleasant all in one. It is often met with pain and discomfort. During pregnancy many women experience back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, and incontinence. Our interventions seek to identify any and all factors contributing to your pain. Our interventions seek to fully educate and empower you to understand how to be proactive in your own healing.
Post Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction - Although these surgeries may be a necessity in the treatment of breast cancer it is possible for patients to suffer from postural deficits and restricted movement of the arm and spine. This can occur due to scar tissue accumulation or stiffness/tightness at the incision sites. The goal of physical therapy after a surgery of this magnitude is to help restore normal functional movements as soon as possible. This will aide in the healing process and prevent the incisions from becoming too tight so they do not restrict normal neck, trunk and arm movement.
What Should I Expect ?
As a new patient, you will receive a thorough examination and a one on one discussion with your therapist in a closed/locked door environment. If appropriate for your diagnosis, the evaluation may include a pelvic floor examination, however, your consent is obtained prior to this portion of examination. Your initial examination and follow up visits should take approximately one hour and the total number of sessions will be discussed with your therapist on your first visit. We make every attempt to create meaningful improvement in the fewest number of sessions possible. All visits and treatments take place in a private-locked room by a female physical therapist trained specifically in this field.
Do I need a referral from a doctor ?
The simple answer is Yes. The state of Texas currently requires a signed prescription from a qualified medical personnel. This can include physician, advanced nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or chiropractor. If you have spoken with a qualified healthcare provider listed above then simply let them know you are interested in PT services and request a signed referral. ANY prescription for PT is valid with our facility. If you have not spoken with a provider and would like us to recommend one for you please contact us via the button below. If you do not currently have complications and would simply like to consult with Erin about preventing future problems then you DO NOT NEED a prescription. Also use the contact button below.