Women’s bodies are unique.
Women have specific health concerns and challenges that require a specific skill not available in traditional rehabilitation practices.
Women can be conservatively treated by our providers for common physical ailments including: pregnancy-related aches and pains, pelvic floor dysfunction, leakage, constipation, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. At PSSM, our Women’s Health experts can help relieve pain, restore mobility and strengthen patients with natural chiropractic and physical therapy treatments.
Pain Management for Women’s Health
Women are a top priority at Performance Spine & Sports Medicine and we are at the forefront of cutting edge technology. When conservative measures alone do not achieve the benefits you are looking for, other minimally invasive procedures may be employed after a thorough and complete evaluation from our highly trained physicians.
Some of these procedures include sacroiliac joint injections and radio frequency ablation of the SI joint. Both are performed under direct x-ray guidance and are useful in the treatment of low back and buttocks pain from SI joint dysfunction. Coccygeal injections are also performed under x-ray visualization.
Additionally, we use regenerative injection techniques such as prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells to treat the various ligaments and tendon insertions across the pelvis and sacroiliac joint.
The availability of such a variety of treatment options allows our medical and rehabilitation teams to achieve your personal goals and the pain relief you’ve been seeking.
Below are the most common conditions that we treat.
Vulvodynia: Read More
Post-Mastectomy Scar Tissue and Immobility: Read More
A mastectomy can leave you feeling sore, weak and limited with regards to your shoulder and back mobility. Rehabilitation can help ease the transition back to everyday life by increasing your range of motion and strength in a gentle manner that is specific to your post-operative needs.
Dyspareunia: Read More
SI Dysfunction: Read More
The sacroiliac joint can be a source of low back pain during any point of a women’s life. This joint is especially susceptible to misalignment and pain during pregnancy. SI joint dysfunction is treated in rehab by muscle energy techniques and chiropractic manipulation to re-align the pelvis followed by specific corrective exercises to make sure it doesn’t ail you again!
Coccydynia: Read More
Tailbone (coccyx) pain can happen after falling on your buttocks, a traumatic birth, or even without incident. The tailbone is at the very end of the spine held in place by the coccygeus muscles. The coccygeus muscles are part of the pelvic floor and spasms can cause significant pain/discomfort. Rehabilitation helps with tailbone pain by relieving coccygeus spasms and re-training functional movement patterns.
Urinary leakage : Read More
Urinary leakage, increased frequency, or urgency can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Suboptimal urination patterns can be caused by overactive pelvic floor, underactive pelvic floor or pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele or rectocele). Physical therapy can treat this condition with manual biofeedback, pelvic floor re-training (relaxation vs strengthening) and pelvic floor trigger point release.
Postpartum pelvic pain: Read More
Childbirth can be traumatic leaving the pelvis misaligned and weak in structure. Rehab can help re-align the pelvis with corrective exercises and strengthen the pelvic floor to its optimal functional state.
Neck pain : Read More
Cervicogenic neck pain can cause headaches and significant, distracting discomfort.
Mid & Low Back pain: Read More
Physical therapy focuses on alignment correctives and pilates/yoga based core strengthening to heal and prevent future back pain. While chiropractic focuses on finding areas of misalignment and restriction and uses many techniques from low force instrument manipulation to diversified adjustments to help correct the misalignment.
Myofascial restrictions: Read More
Myofascial release can provide freedom from muscular tightness and structural tension
Postural imbalances: Read More
Prolonged poor posture can lead to significant spinal pain. It’s important to address poor postural alignment in order to prevent future injury and live a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Women’s Health Patients Reviews…
When a breast cancer diagnosis, three surgeries and six weeks of physical therapy left me unsatisfied with my upper body range of motion I turned to Performance Women’s Health. With a physician prescribed personalized plan, weekly pt and chiro with Dr. Aisling and Dr. Susie I regained not only my freedom of movement but my sense of normalcy after this traumatic life event.
I can't say enough amazing things about PSSM and Krista. From the moment I walked in the door, I was treated with a smile, professionalism, and felt comfortable. Krista has taken the time to explain everything and make sure the necessary improvements were taking place. I felt better after the first week of physical therapy and each day I see back improvements. Carrying twins was no small task and Krista has helped to reverse the pain. She never rushes, always spends time based on my needs, and cares when I am here.