Women’s Rehabilitation Services
At Valley Health Rehabilitation Services our goal is to promote the health
of women by providing therapy services. Many health problems, while not
unique to women, are more common in women. There are treatment options
to help you.
Our treatment plans are individualized to meet your needs. Your treatment
may include education on women’s anatomy and normal function, strengthening
and coordination of muscles, home exercise programs, manual therapy, biofeedback,
bladder programs, balance and general conditioning. Our services include
- Incontinence – Some women experience a sudden onset or gradual loss
of bladder control due to childbirth, surgery, menopause or other factors.
This may result in an involuntary loss of urine; however, there are a
number of successful non-surgical treatments available such as education
and exercise programs to improve muscle function and bladder control.
- Osteoporosis – Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone density often
accelerated by the onset of menopause. A physical therapist can develop
an exercise program to help re-build bone density and teach effective
ways to protect the body and avoid injury.
- Pelvic Pain – Many women experience pain in the pelvic region. This
can include pain or spasm of the vagina, pelvic or perineal region and
pain with intercourse and/or menstruation. Each patient is unique, and
an individualized treatment program will be designed following a thorough
evaluation. Successful treatments include postural and therapeutic exercises,
modalities and education.
- Pre- and Post-Partum Pain – Many women experience aches and pains
during or after pregnancy which limit their function. These may include
back pain, aggravation of previous orthopedic problems and pain after
Cesarean surgery. Therapists can provide instruction in exercise, positioning,
supports and modalities to help relieve discomfort and help women maximize
- Diastasis Recti –A pregnancy related condition in which the rectus
abdominis muscle of the abdomen separates. It can cause abdominal, low
back or pelvic pain. Therapists can provide instruction on specific exercise
to help close the separation as well as teaching you how to prevent the
condition from worsening.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse – This occurs when an organ such as your bladder,
uterus or rectum drops from its normal place in your abdomen and pushes
against the wall of the vagina. This can lead to discomfort or pain. Therapist
can provide you with education and exercises to strengthen the pelvic
floor to improve the prolapse and/or prevent the condition from becoming worse.
- Lymphedema* – Lymphedema develops with an abnormal accumulation of
protein-rich fluid that results in swelling. Frequently, the swelling
is seen in the arms or legs, but it can occur anywhere in the body. Therapists
use Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to treat lymphedema and provide
instruction on exercise, skin care and how to maintain swelling reduction
after therapy is completed. *Offered in Luray, Romney, Winchester and
How to Get Started
If you think Women’s Health Services can help you, please consult
your physician to obtain a referral. Then, call to make an appointment.
You may either bring your signed referral form to your first appointment
or fax it ahead of time.
Many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of this service, so please
have your insurance information handy when you call.