Physical Therapy in Ramstein

Women's Health

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Our Physical Therapy Specialties

Breast cancer rehab

Physical therapy interventions such as manual therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, instruction in therapeutic exercises and postural re-education aim to optimize function and quality of life after breast cancer surgery.

Prenatal and postpartum physical therapy

Addressing musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, such as hip or low back pain during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti.

Vaginismus

Involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina, interferes with vaginal intercourse or other penetration of the vagina.

Male pelvic health

Addressing pelvic floor dysfunctions in the male patient population, for example urinary incontinence after prostate surgeries or pelvic pain.

Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis

Chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and pelvic pain.

Pelvic organ prolapse

The descent of a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, the uterus or the rectum, into the vaginal canal.

Bladder and bowel dysfunction

General term to describe problems with urination and bowel function, e.g. constipation.

Chronic pelvic pain

Non-cyclic pain greater than 6 months duration from abdomen at belly button to low back and pelvis to inner thighs.

Coccyx pain

Tailbone pain.

Urinary and fecal incontinence

Involuntary loss of urine or feces.

Dyspareunia

Painful sexual intercourse.

Vulvodynia

Persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva.
Physical therapy interventions such as manual therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, instruction in therapeutic exercises and postural re-education aim to optimize function and quality of life after breast cancer surgery.
Addressing musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, such as hip or low back pain during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti.
Chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and pelvic pain.
The descent of a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, the uterus or the rectum, into the vaginal canal.
General term to describe problems with urination and bowel function, e.g. constipation.
Non-cyclic pain greater than 6 months duration from abdomen at belly button to low back and pelvis to inner thighs.
Tailbone pain.
Involuntary loss of urine or feces.
Painful sexual intercourse.
Persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva.
After your comprehensive evaluation, your licensed physical therapist will create an individualized treatment plan based on the findings of your evaluation and your specific goals. Common evidence-based physical therapy interventions to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions are pelvic floor muscle strengthening, pelvic floor muscle relaxation, manual therapy to the pelvic floor muscles, vaginal dilator training, relaxation techniques, the use of vaginal weights as well as modalities such as electrical stimulation and biofeedback.

We can help with

Stress Incontinence

Involuntary leakage on effort, exertion, sneezing, or coughing. "Often when I go for a run l end up leaking urine, so I wear a pad".

Urge Incontinence

Involuntary leakage accompanied by or immediately proceeded by urgency. "When I get home from work I put my keys in the door I get a strong urge to urinate and leak".

Stress Incontinence

A combination of both incontinence definitions.

Dyspareunia

Pain with intercourse.

Prolapse

The descent of a pelvic organ, such as the bladder or uterus, into the vaginal canal.

Pelvic Pain

Non-cyclic pain greater than six months duration from abdomen at belly button to low back and pelvis to inner thighs.

Meet your Doctor

Dr. Stephanie Corl
Physical Therapist & Women’s Health Specialist (PT, DPT, CSCS)
Dr. Stephanie Corl is a Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy with a passion for helping women face unique health care concerns across their lifespan deserving individualized treatment and care.

She is trained in treating pelvic floor dysfunctions and has 15 years of experience as a physical therapist in the US and Europe.

Common Questions

Women's Health Physical Therapy includes the examination, evaluation and treatment of health conditions that are specific to or more prevalent in women, or present differently in the female population.
  • Your initial evaluation will be 45 minutes of one on one time in a private room with your physical therapist to complete a thorough evaluation.
  • An individual treatment plan will be designed, just for you.
  • The evaluation may consist of an external evaluation of the pelvic girdle and low back and, with your consent, an external or internal evaluation of your pelvic floor muscles.

NO! Urinary incontinence may occur postpartum, post surgical, and as we age. However, it is treatable and not a symptom that you have to live with. We can help you take back control of your life!

Physical therapists are experts of the human body as it relates to movement and the ability to perform daily activities. Many conditions that affect women, such as urinary incontinence are caused by muscle weakness in the pelvic floor region or dysfunction through the pelvis. Physical therapists evaluate each individual and develop a personalized treatment plan to restore function, decrease pain and prevent disability.

  • Assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction related to pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, low back pain etc.
  • Diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • Prolapse
  • Pre-natal and postpartum exercise programs
  • Prevention and management of pelvic floor dysfunction

We will make sure that each patient has a good understanding of their diagnoses, what to expect during the treatment sessions, and what tools and training they will need to successfully manage the problem.

The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, and fascia and functions as a unit to:

  • Give support to the pelvic organs
  • Assist with postural core stabilization
  • Provide sphinteric control (urinary and fecal continence)
  • Sexual function
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms (urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, mixed incontinence)
  • Bowel symptoms (functional constipation, obstructed defecation, rectal /anal prolapse)
  • Vaginal symptoms (pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Sexual function (orgasmic dysfunction, dyspareunia)
  • Pain (chronic pelvic pain, pelvic pain syndrome)

Insurance Coverage

We accept direct billing with most insurance providers.
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