pelvic Health Physical Therapy
The program uses the benefits of physical therapy to help restore healthy movement, function, and comfort for a number of female and male diagnoses. We offer one-on-one treatment every visit with a skilled licensed Physical Therapist specifically trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Your evaluation will include taking a thorough history of your condition. Next we will assess the pelvic floor and related regions in your body to identify what other structures might be contributing to your condition. A treatment plan will be developed by your Physical Therapist to address your specific condition. Treatment techniques include manual treatment, modalities, education, and exercise.
Common Conditions we treat:
- Urinary incontinence: stress, urge, and mixed
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary frequency/urgency
- Voiding difficulties
- Fecal or gas incontinence
Pelvic Pain Conditions
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Male pelvic pain or prostatitis
- Pudendal neuralgia or neuropathy
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Levator ani syndrome
- Coccydynia (tailbone) pain
- Vulvar vestibulitis
- Vaginismus (pelvic floor muscle spasms)
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
Prenatal and Postnatal Issues to help ease expecting and new mothers’ pain by improving function and mobility
- Low Back Pain
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Hip Pain
- Pubic symphysis (groin) pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Urinary Incontinence
- Stress incontinence and exercise induced incontinence
- Diastasis Recti (separation of the rectus abdominis after pregnancy)
Pelvic Organ prolapse
- Cesarean Sections
- Bladder Repairs
- Post laparoscopic surgery
- Post mastectomy manual therapy and massage
- Post mastectomy rehabilitation and strengthening
What to expect on your first treatment:
- Thorough one-on-one evaluation of current condition
- Questions about your eating, drinking, voiding and social/sexual habits
- Total body postural & muscle assessment
- External and Internal Exam
Private & customized diagnostic treatments may include:
- Manual Therapy
- Postural Education
- Bladder diary
- Pelvic Floor Exercises
- Pilates for core strengthening
- Relaxation techniques
- Dietary education
- Individualized home exercise program
Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, P.T., DPT
Julie is a true a pioneer in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. She has 27 years’ experience as a physical therapist, and for the last 23 years has focused on Women’s Health. Julie was recruited by USC because of her experience owning and operating Feminine Focus, an OB/GYN Women’s Health practice in San Dimas, California. At Feminine Focus, Julie treated women for individual physical therapy and lead pre and postpartum fitness classes, both in the pool and in the studio.
At USC, Julie started the first university based Women’s Health practice in the nation. Here she taught Women’s Health, Clinical Neurology and Anatomy. Along with teaching, Julie helped open a Comprehensive Continence Center where she worked closely with USC physicians from the Urology and Colorectal Department to develop a protocol for pelvic floor rehabilitation, pre-post operative urological and colorectal surgeries.
Julie has published several articles in the field of pelvic floor rehabilitation and presented at National Conferences. She wrote a chapter for the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Training textbook published in 2012, and she has taught Women’s Health in the physical therapy programs at Mt. St. Mary’s College, Northridge and Loma Linda.
Julie is excited to bring her expertise to The Cypress Center's Women's Health Program and to join our amazing team of clinicians.
If you would like to contact her she can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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