Women’s Specialty Therapy

St.Vincent Rehabilitation Therapy offers a team of licensed physical and occupational therapists devoted to the highest quality rehabilitation for women.

Prenatal and Postpartum Conditions

Prenatal and postpartum conditions we treat include:  

  • Low back pain due to lumbar dysfunction, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, scoliosis, pelvic girdle instability/obliquity, diastasis recti, etc. 
  • Hip pain and dysfunction due to pubic symphysis laxity/diastasis, hip adductor tendonitis, trochanteric bursitis, meralgia paresthetica, etc. 
  • Upper back and/or flank pain due to thoracic or cervical spine dysfunction, ribcage dysfunction, muscle imbalance 
  • Groin pain due to round ligament and/or inguinal ligament strain and inflammation 
  • Breastbone pain due to costochondritis 
  • Other musculoskeletal dysfunctions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis 
  • Gestational Diabetes (for exercise program instructions and follow-up) 
  • Postpartum pelvic floor pain (painful scar s/p episiotomy, painful coccyx) 
  • Postpartum peripheral nerve injury 
  • High-risk obstetrical conditions

Gynecological Conditions Treated

Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

Women's Therapy

We treat:

  • Urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed, overactive bladder)
  • Fecal incontinence 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (pre/post repair of cystocoele, rectocoele, uterine prolapse, pre/post TVT, etc.)

Pelvic Floor Muscle Pain

We treat:

  • Painful scar/adhesions 
  • Levator ani spasm 
  • Dyspareunia 
  • Vulvar dysesthesia 
  • Vaginismus 
  • Interstitial cystitis 
  • Painful coccyx (Coccygodynia)

Treatment 

Our clinicians understand that successful treatment for these conditions requires unique knowledge and skill. These clinicians complete specialized continuing education and network with other professionals to continually advance their expertise in the rehab care of women.

Inpatient Interventions

Special interventions for high risk obstetrical conditions (inpatient) include:

  • Individualized therapeutic exercises depending on activity restrictions, uterine irritability, fetal status, etc 
  • Patient education on bed mobility and positioning, breathing and relaxation techniques, spine and joint relief positions 
  • Management of musculoskeletal dysfunctions (if present) as above

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rehabilitation 

Complementing our inpatient care for women is a comprehensive NICU rehabilitation program staffed by dedicated and experienced rehabilitation professionals. These physical therapists occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists care for the newborn infant who requires a NICU stay.

Other Rehabilitation Therapies for Women 

Our Rehabilitation Therapy is committed to providing quality rehabilitation care at all stages of a woman’s lifespan. We have additional services dedicated to addressing a multitude of conditions a woman may experience at any point in her life including:

  • Osteoporosis 
  • Lymphedema (following breast or other procedures affecting the lymphatic system) 
  • Arthritis and other chronic pain conditions 
  • Cardiovascular disease 
  • Neurological disease, such as stroke 
  • For more information on these therapies, please call (317) 415-5704

Locations

St.Vincent Rehabilitation provides specialized therapies for women and newborns at St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and several outpatient sites throughout Indianapolis and suburban areas. To schedule an appointment, or to find the location nearest your home or work, please call us at (317) 338-LIVE (5483).