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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

As a woman's body changes, so do her needs for therapy and care

Texas Children's Pavilion for Women specializes in the evaluation and physical therapy treatment needs of a woman throughout her lifetime. We focus on treating pelvic floor conditions and conditions during and after pregnancy. Our goal is to optimize function for women at any stage of their lives.

Why you would seek physical therapy

Inpatient services

There are several reasons why a patient at the Pavilion may require physical or occupational therapy, including:

  • Assistance with getting out of bed and walking following cesarean delivery, gynecological surgery, or bed rest
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Cesarean section incision protection and management
  • Difficulty with positioning, bed mobility or walking during pregnancy
  • Optimizing muscle function during extended hospitalization
  • Swelling management   
  • Muscle, nerve or joint pain related to pregnancy, delivery or surgery

Outpatient services

Common reasons for referral to outpatient physical therapy services include:

  • Abdominal rehabilitation (including diastasis recti)
  • Coccyx pain
  • Constipation and defecation dysfunction
  • Recovery following gynecologic surgeries
  • Labor and delivery preparation
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control (urinary or fecal incontinence)
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Pelvic floor conditions related to menopause
  • Pelvic and genital pain
  • Pregnancy related back, pelvic girdle and/or hip pain
  • Post-partum pelvic floor assessment
  • Post-cesarean section recovery
  • Post-partum nerve injury
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Exercise during pregnancy and in the post-partum period
  • Swelling, Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Vulvar pain (vulvodynia)

Treatment options

Our physical therapists are available to help women return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Our therapists, who are specially trained in women’s health physical therapy, use a wide area of treatments:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Bladder Training
  • Body and lifting mechanics education
  • Biofeedback
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait Training
  • Lymphedema
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Pain Neuroscience Education
  • Patient education
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Visceral manipulation

Our Team

Referrals and making an appointment

To make an appointment:

  • Fax a prescription or referral from your primary care physician, obstetrician, gynecologist or gastroenterologist to 832-825-5558

To find out more about our program or schedule an appointment:

  • Please call the women’s health therapy coordinator at 832-826-2135