Treatment for women by women. The Women's Health Program at Progressive PT enables us to treat women with diagnoses of urinary incontinence, pelvic pain conditions and dysfunction, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, low back pain, post-mastectomy care, and pregnancy and post-partum conditions. Please take a moment to explore our site and feel free to contact our office with any questions.
Women's Health Services:
Pelvic Pain Conditions
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Painful episetomy scarring
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Low Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Patient education is a critical component of treatment. It is essential for you to understand your condition so that you will internalize the information that is presented to you can use that information to aid yourself in the recovery process. Patient education focuses on anatomy and function along with postural education and dietary information.
Manual Therapy Techniques
If a musculoskeletal dysfunction is identified, special external and internal (intra-vaginal) techniques can be utilized to restore muscle integrity and length and relax muscles. This will decrease pain and restore function.
Using special sensors placed either internally or externally, the biofeedback unit allows you to see the unconscious physiological processes that are happening within your pelvic floor in a visual signal presented to you on a computer screen. This allows you to visualize correct pelvic floor contractions and allows you to see the work that you are producing so you can be sure that the exercises are done correctly which maximize their effect.
By completing a workout that is tailored to your specific needs, you will improve muscle strength and efficiency. By improving these qualities, you will have greater stability and control of your muscles which will decrease your pain and help to control urine leakage. Your exercise program will focus on the muscles that you need to target and you will learn how to isolate the muscles that are weak within your body.
To maintain continuity of care, we have two therapists who participate in the Women’s Health Program. Our philosophy is simple, we want to set the standard in women’s care and have women helping women.
Ashley Rice, P.T., D.P.T.
Ashley Rice is a licensed physical therapist that specializes in women’s health issues. A graduate of Shenandoah University, Ashley received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008. With training through the Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Ashley specializes in treating Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Pain conditions . Ashley has a passion for women's health issues and maintains an evidence-based practice. She is an active participant in the American Physical Therapy Association and section of Women’s Health.
Amy Adams, P.T., M.P.T.
Amy Adams is a licensed physical therapist that treats a variety of conditions. She has a special interest in the management of low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions. With her certificate in Women’s Health from Texas Women’s University, Amy also specializes in fibromyalgia management, osteoporosis, post-mastectomy care, and pregnancy and post-partum dysfunctions. A graduate of Shenandoah University, Amy has her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and is an active participant in the American Physical Therapy Association.
“Always totally satisfied with the staff and my treatment from Progressive Physical Therapy. That’s why I keep going back when I am in need of treatment. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. They’re wonderful!”