Women's Health
The Women's Health Center at McMinnville Physical Therapy cares for individuals with pain and other private issues that affect quality of life.

Team experience
Physical therapist do not receive the level of training required to address women’s health issues within physical therapy programs. Therefore, Christi has undergone post-graduate continuing education to become a pelvic floor specialist. Women often feel that many issues are a normal part of aging, however, many of these problems can be improved or resolved with physical therapy without the need for medicinal or surgical intervention. The pelvic floor area is like other regions of the body that involves muscles, nerves, and joints/bone. Since this area is controlled by muscles, learning how to specifically strengthen muscles in our pelvis, women can fight aging, pregnancy pain, and pelvic pain.

Facility description 
  • Aquatic center
  • Specialized room: Private treatment room

Common Diagnoses:
  • Urinary incontinence
  • pregnancy and postpartum pain
  •  pelvic pain
  • Osteoporosis 


SUPPORTIVE RESEARCH:

Thomas et al. Confounders in the Association between Exercise and Femur Bone in Postmenopausal Women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2011; 43: 80-89.
http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/2011/01000/Confounders_in_the_Association_between_Exercise.11.aspx

Earl et al. A Proximal Strengthening Program Improves Pain, Function, and Biomechanics in Women With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2011; 39: 154-163.
http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/39/1/154.abstract?rss=1

Norman et al. An Exercise and Education Program Improves Well-Being of New Mothers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Physical Therapy. 2010; 90: 348-355.
http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/90/3/348.short?rss=1

Goode et al. Incontinence in Older Women. JAMA. 2010; 303: 2172-2181.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/303/21/2172?rss=1

Sanders et al. Annual High-Dose Oral Vitamin D and Falls and Fractures in Older Women. JAMA. 2010; 303: 1815-1822.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/303/18/1815?rss=1

Palombaro et al. Gait Variability Detects Women in Early Postmenopause With Low Bone Mineral Density. Physical Therapy. 2010; 90: 1315-1326.
http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/89/12/1315.short?rss=1

Smith et al. Do Incontinence, Breathing Difficulties, and Gastrointestinal Symptoms Increase the Risk of Future Back Pain? The Journal of Pain. 2009; 10: 876-886.
http://www.jpain.org/article/PIIS1526590009004131/abstract?rss=yes

Borello-France et al. Continence and Quality-of-Life Outcomes 6 Months Following an Intensive Pelvic-Floor Muscle Exercise Program for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Trial Comparing Low- and High-Frequency Maintenance Exercise. Physical Therapy. 2008; 88: 1545-1553.
http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/88/12/1545.short?rss=1


Orthopedics/Pioneer PerformanceBalance/DizzinessCancerPediatricsWomen's HealthAquatic Therapy

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