Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy

The excitement of new motherhood can sometimes be overshadowed by issues during the postpartum period. Our physical therapists at The Association of Women’s Health Care are here to help with a variety of issues to help you achieve full recovery. Book an appointment today at one of our locations in The Loop in Chicago and Northbrook, IL.

Physical Therapy Q&A

In order to provide the best care possible for our patients, The Association for Women’s Health Care provides physical therapy services to treat a variety of conditions. Our physical therapists are specially trained to treat conditions that are commonly associated with obstetric and gynecologic patients.

Physical therapy is available for the following conditions:

  • Pelvic pain disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Musculoskeletal issues related to pregnancy
  • Postpartum Recovery

Pelvic Pain Disorders

Pelvic pain can present in a variety of different ways. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, painful intercourse, vulvar/vaginal pain, and pain in the tailbone region. Common diagnoses associated with pelvic pain include:

  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Endometriosis
  • Coccygodynia


Incontinence is the involuntary loss of either urine or stool. This may be related to pregnancy or labor/delivery but can also occur as a result of pelvic floor muscle weakness at any stage of life.

Musculoskeletal Issues during Pregnancy

Pregnancy can come with a variety of aches and pains, but if these affect one’s ability to function, physical therapy may be recommended. Issues with back pain, sciatica, or pubic bone pain are commonly treated by our physical therapists.

Postpartum Recovery

We offer help for the following issues:

  • Incontinence
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Scar Management
  • Back / Pelvic Pain

What to Expect

Your Physical Therapy appointments will last about one hour. Your first appointment will be for the initial evaluation. During this session, the therapist will interview you about your condition and then perform a physical evaluation that pertains to your condition. Based on the evaluation, your therapist will perform treatment, instruct you in an exercise program, and make recommendations for follow-up appointments.

What is Treatment Like?

Treatment is based on the patient’s diagnosis as well as their individual needs. As some conditions may require more intimate treatment techniques, our therapists are very sensitive to patient modesty and will explain everything prior to beginning treatment. Treatment techniques may include:

  • Massage or soft tissue work
  • Biofeedback
  • Exercise Instruction
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Body Mechanics Instruction

Making an Appointment

Once it has been decided that you are in need of Physical Therapy, your physician will write a prescription. You can schedule your first visit through your physician’s secretary or at the checkout desk.

Physical Therapy Coverage

Many insurance carriers will cover physical therapy. Financial responsibility of the patient is based on their individual insurance policy. We try and help verify benefits prior to the first appointment but ask that our patients are aware of their benefits as well.

Self-pay Rates

If your insurance does not cover Physical Therapy services or you do not have insurance, we offer reduced self-pay rates. Our rates are competitive with local therapy clinics that offer comparable services.