Women’s Health Program at Mary Free Bed
The Women’s Health Program offers specially trained therapists who concentrate their practice on health issues unique to women. Women who suffer from women’s health issues may not know their options for treatment. We offer proven conservative programs based on sound physical therapy principles.
SEMG biofeedback to strengthen the pelvic floor
Internal vaginal or rectal trigger point release
Fitting for maternity braces
Prenatal and postpartum exercises
Individualized home exercise programs
Modalities (e.g., ice, heat, ultrasound)
Who Uses These Services
Woman with any of the following issues (but aren’t limited to):
Pregnancy-related pain (prenatal and postpartum)
Problems after C-section, hysterectomy, or other abdominal surgery
Problems after mastectomy
Pain during intercourse
A thorough evaluation is the key to identifying the appropriate method of treatment.
Before treatment begins, each patient undergoes a thorough evaluation by a licensed physical therapist. This evaluation helps determine the patient’s current physical condition and the best course of treatment.
The physical therapist works closely with the patient to meet the patient’s individual needs. All treatment recommendations are discussed with the patient. Each treatment session is geared toward helping the patient manage their symptoms and resume normal daily function. Education and exercise are the keys to each patient’s success.
Many women are amazed to discover how much better they can feel, and how physical therapy can help address their special needs. Women are often thrilled to discover what a difference body knowledge can make. Women who suffer from incontinence can throw their pads away. Those in loving relationships can enjoy physical closeness again. Prenatal and postpartum women can experience pain relief. Post-operative patients can regain strength and mobility.
Our specially trained physical therapists work under the supervision of the referring physician. Ongoing communication is important throughout the course of your treatment program.
Contact the Women’s Health Program at Mary Free Bed
For more information or to make a referral, please contact the Women's Health Program.
350 Lafayette SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | Map