SERVICES & TREATMENTS
I specialize in orthopedics, plevic floor rehabilitation and lymphedema.
PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION
Many women experience pelvic pain or incontinence of urine or stool during their lifetime. The pelvic floor muscles may become weak, tight or spastic as a result of childbirth, disuse, surgery or trauma. Pelvic floor rehabilitation includes treatment for urinary or fecal incontinence, urgency/frequency of urination, and/or pain in the pelvic region. Treatment includes evaluation, flexibility and strength assessment, biofeedback, internal and external pelvic muscle assessment, postural exercises, myofascial release techniques and diaphragmatic breathing.You will also be given a home exercise program. The plan of care is developed specifically to your needs and together we define treatment goals.
Lymphedema refers to swelling of the arms or legs most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Lymph fluid builds up in the affected llimb leading to swelling. Though there is no cure for lymphedema, it can be managed with early diagnosis and diligent care. Treatment focuses on swelling and pain reduction. I am trained in complete decongestive therapy (CDT), an approach that combines exercises, bandaging, which encourages lymph fluid to flow back toward the heart, compression garments, and manual lymph drainage (a massage technique used to move lymph fluid out of your arm or leg).