Womens Health

What is it?

Women’s Health is a branch of medicine developed for the evaluation and treatment of conditions exclusively belonging to female physiology. Men and women pose significant differences in the composition of their musculoskeletal makeup, sexual organs, and excreted hormones. With this in mind, they require healthcare providers that have undergone special training for a deeper understanding of what makes the female body unique.

At Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy, our physical therapist cover a comprehensive list of areas addressed under Women’s Health which include:

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Some cancer treatments, such as gynecological and breast, can cause physical impairments. Supervised exercise and physical routines can help to minimize fatigue attributed to cancer treatment, improve cardiopulmonary fitness, and increase endurance.

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
As people age, they may lose bone mass faster than they create, leading to osteoporosis, which causes bones to become increasingly porous, brittle, weak, and prone to fracture. Rehabilitation can help minimize the effects, reduce fall risks and improve musculoskeletal and neuromuscular coordination.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Treatment can help women manage the weakening of their pelvic floor caused by aging, trauma, pregnancy, and childbirth. This includes bowel incontinence or constipation, sexual dysfunction and discomfort, urinary incontinence (frequency or urgency), lower back pain (including the related groin and hip issues), and muscle weakness.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
Early intervention is key to maintaining good health and fitness levels during pregnancy and post delivery. The added weight of carrying a new life in the womb can cause physical strain, muscle weakness, joint instability, and lower back pain. It can cause other issues such as gestational diabetes, excessive weight gain, increased blood pressure, diastasis recti, and symphysis pubis dysfunction. Physical therapy can not only assist with staying physically active, but also to treat and reverse the symptoms and conditions caused by pregnancy.

Pelvic Pain
Addressing issues of the pelvic area is more than just treating the pelvic floor. It also covers gynecological and sexual health disorders that result in chronic pain. These include conditions such as dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, adenomyosis, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, dyspareunia, vaginismus, coccydynia, levator ani syndrome, painful defecation, anal and/or rectal pain.

Post Surgical
Female operative procedures can cause pain and restrictive physical limitations that may require physical therapy. These can include hysterectomies, cesareans, episiotomies, sling procedures, and prolapse repairs.

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Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy is staffed with a professional and caring team of experts with clinical experience in Womens Health. Browse through our physical therapist profiles to learn how they can help you with restoring functionality.

Womens Health Benefits

How can it help me?

Receiving supportive and quality healthcare from a physical therapist trained in Women’s Health, can make all the difference in making progress and recovering. Depending on the conditions and symptoms experienced, patients can expect:
• a reduction in pelvic, vaginal, and vulva pain.
• improved strength in their pelvic floor.
• increase in physical strength.
• reduced lower back and hip pain.
• improved pleasure during sexual intercourse.
• reduced urge to urinate.
• controlled passing of wind.
• reduced pain during defecation.
• stronger bones.
• reduced risk of fall and fracture.
• increase in joint stability.
• stabilized blood pressure.
• smaller gap of diastasis recti.
• controlled weight gain.
• improved arm strength.
• improved posture and balance.

In addition patients will learn techniques and exercises to utilize at home that will allow for symptom relief without using medications.

Techniques and Exercises

What we incorporate into our treatments

Womens Health can include techniques or exercises such as:

  • Internal manual physical therapy (vaginal manipulation)
  • External therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Kegels
  • Electrical stimulation and dilators
  • Biofeedback
  • Pelvic floor stretches and exercises
  • Self-care management strategies
  • Lymphoma therapy

Who is eligible for Womens Health

Common symptoms and conditions

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Injured or overused pelvis
  • Unstable urinary tract
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful intercourse (women)
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic constipation
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Incontinence (urinary or fecal) or incomplete emptying
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Weak pelvic floor and core strength
  • Lower back pain
  • Trouble breathing while lifting
  • Painful defecation
  • Anal and/or rectal pain
  • Reduced sensation in the vagina
  • Uncontrolled passing of wind from the anus or vagina
  • Sensation of heaviness in the vagina
  • Heaviness or dragging in the pelvis or back
  • Tampons that dislodge or fall out
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Vulvodynia (vulval pain)
  • Vaginismus
  • Endometriosis
  • Coccydynia
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Strength and movement problems
  • Hypersensitivity colon syndrome
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Dyspareunia


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Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy began as an idea to bring the highest quality physical therapy to all people in our community. We wanted to offer the best that NYC has in health care while not marginalizing people based on socioeconomic boundaries (race, income, language, religion, etc). We offer a “concierge style service” and continue to accept many commercial insurances, medicare and even medicaid policies.


common faq's

Since this is a physical therapy session which will require a physical examination and therapeutic exercise (varies by patient), we ask all our patients to come prepared. Please come dressed in loose fitted clothing that will allow for easy mobility, comfort, and access to the area of complaint. In addition we recommend sneakers with soles that grip to prevent slips or falls.

The need for a referral depends on what type of insurance you have. Most insurance plans do not require one, however some insurances do. For example, if you have HIP, you will need a referral from your primary care physician. We ask that you check to see what your health insurance plan requires prior to your initial visit. If you are unsure, please contact our front office and we’ll do our best to determine whether or not you require a referral.

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Each patients case and diagnosis is unique and requires the development of an individualized plan of care. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate of the number of sessions needed to reach a level of “feeling better”, during your initial evaluation.

Over time the number of visits may increase or decrease from the initial estimate, based on the progress made.

Brooklyn Body Works Physical Therapy accepts many of the available major insurance plans as well as alternate payment options, including cash/self-pay, to make our services accessible and affordable. Please visit the link below to view all information pertaining to Payment Options.


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