3 Times It’s Time to See a Physical Therapist
June 25, 2022
Ever wondered if physical therapy is right for you? At ITR Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating men’s and women’s pelvic health…and we’d be honored to help you address and accomplish your health goals.
We know from professional experience and real-world scientific data that physical therapy is a valuable and cost-effective service that has a positive impact on our patients’ quality of living. Plus, Maryland and Virginia offer Direct Access, so you can see a physical therapist without getting a referral from your physician first. It’s never been easier to connect with an experienced McLean and Bethesda physical therapist!
Here are three signs that it’s a good time to do so:
1. You Have Persistent or Recurring Pain
Physical therapy is great for people with persistent pain in the lower back, pelvis, groin, and hips. While a variety of underlying conditions can lead to pain and dysfunction in these areas, pelvic floor dysfunction is a common issue.
Physical therapists don’t just stick to surface-level treatment. As human body experts, we seek to identify underlying factors contributing to chronic pain and dysfunction, so we can help patients find long-lasting solutions to their concerns. No wonder the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends physical therapy as a first-line treatment for most types of chronic pain!
2. You’re Frustrated or Embarrassed Because of Your Pelvic Health Symptoms
Have you stopped doing your favorite hobby because of pelvic pain—or because you’re afraid that you’re going to have an incontinence episode? Are you unable to work or spend time with loved ones? Are simple things like picking up your child or cleaning up around the house more difficult because of your signs and symptoms?
At ITR, our mission is to understand what truly matters to YOU, then design our treatment plans with your unique goals and “would love to’s” in mind! Our physical therapy team can offer you comprehensive and multifaceted therapies—from mind-body coaching to manual therapies to yoga for the pelvic floor—and of course, pelvic physical therapy.
3. You’re Pregnant or Recently Postpartum
Just because back pain, neck pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, painful sex, and other issues are common during pregnancy doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to find relief! We know that drug-free, non-invasive physical therapy is safe for expecting women as well as postpartum women in their “fourth trimester.”
At ITR, we’re known as area leaders in pelvic floor treatment and offer a range of manual techniques and customized exercises that can help new moms feel comfortable and confident in their bodies again.
Is It Time To See a Physical Therapist for Your Pelvic Health Problems?
To get your healing journey started today with an experienced physical therapist by your side, call ITR Physical Therapy at 301-770-7060 and schedule your first session. We are proud to be area leaders in men’s and women’s pelvic health. Call today!