"I was twenty weeks pregnant and heading on a road trip to Canada when I “threw my back out”. Needless to say the 12 hour trip back was excruciating. Several chiropractic visits when we got back provided minimal relief. My OB gave me a narcotics prescription if needed and mentioned that if my condition worsened, I could be referred on to physical therapy.
Unfortunately, what had started as a dull ache in lower back and hip quickly progressed to my squeezing out tears of pain while attempting to function. Hesitantly, I took the pain meds at night as the only route to sleep. I felt I could barely tend to the needs of my toddler and it was all I could do to stand up straight. All I could think was that by nine month I’d be unable to move.
As a last desperate attempt, I asked my OB to refer me on for physical therapy. And wow! They said the pain was from my SI joint and that my pelvis was tilted off by more the ½ inch- a fairly common issue for women at this stage in their second pregnancy. Between the adjustments, heat therapy, massage and the postural exercises they recommended, I was functional and back to work within a week. No drugs needed. I could pick up my toddler again for snuggles! Cora and her staff at Women’s Health Physical Therapy were miracle workers. Why had I not made this my first option? My hope is that other women know that there is no need to suffer when there is this excellent help available."
"The facility and staff well informed and extremely pleasant and helpful! They never appear to be rushed (or make the patients feel rushed); they're very patient. They are very good about treatment options at a doable pace; incrementally increasing the type and amount of exercise/treatment to your benefit. Highly effective! My goal was to stop leakage and have stronger pelvic floor muscles. I have achieved all of these goals and recommend Women's Health Physical Therapy because I saw results quickly! This therapy does require consistency and regimented work but it's well worth it!" - Lin
"The office is a lovely, relaxed environment with a friendly, caring, and knowledgeable staff that communicates and works well together as a team, ensuring the ultimate in care." -Heather
"I am a Richmond mom who was having pain during pregnancy and was then dealing with pain during intercourse postpartum. I found Women's Health Physical Therapy by recommendation from a friend for my pregnancy pain. I received such great care and healing that I also came by for their postpartum care. I highly recommend this clinic!" - Sarah
"The stress incontinence and urge incontinence I have suffered with since my hysterectomy in 2000 now are markedly lessened. In many situations, at home, out shopping, and in social situations, I can now deliberately and willfully target these important muscles and have been able to markedly lessen the 'accidents' I used to have." -Pattie
"I have been seeing my therapist for only a short time, but already I notice a change in my body- the way it feels and the way I walk. Even my posture seems to have improved." -Carolyn
"WHPT not only helps to heal injuries but also teaches knowledge about the nature of the injury and strengthening techniques to guard against recurring injury, stressing overall health." -Heather
"My abdomen and pelvic muscles have strengthened surprisingly. Everyone has been cheerful and prompt and I will actually miss coming. The simple effective training is a lifetime gift." -Julia
"I enjoy the exercises and feel I'm improving a lot! The girls are not only professional, they make me feel special." -Wilma
"The exercise classes have been wonderful. It's so helpful to work with others and be able to do something I can do and something I can reach to achieve." -Donna
"It was the skill, compassion, gentleness and guidance of the therapist and staff at WHPT that 'pulled me through' a most difficult time. My therapist listened to my progress and problems, and then fitted the onsite therapy and the exercises/treatment for home to my needs. My visits to WHPT have ended, but I will be forever grateful that this service from such a compassionate and professional group was available for me when I needed it." -Edith