Women's Health Program: Sheri Baldwin MS, PT, ATC providing care to Cambria and North County inlcuding Templeton, Paso Robles and Atascadero.
We believe in caring for the whole person, both physically and emotionally. Sheri Baldwin’s Women's Health Program was created to meet the special needs of women - on a behavioral, therapeutic and holistic level. Sheri Baldwin is specifically trained to effectively treat a variety of women's health issues including lymphedema, incontinence, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and other conditions. Treatment plans are created to meet your individual and specialized needs and circumstances.
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How can Sheri Baldwin’s Womens Health Physical Therapy Help?
Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine or stool. Pelvic floor muscle weakness resulting in loss of muscular support for the bladder, uterus or rectum may be the cause. Categories of incontinence include stress, urgency, and frequency or mixed. Non-surgical treatments for incontinence include the use of specially prescribed exercises, bladder training, electric stimulation, biofeedback and vaginal weights, dietary and behavior modification.
Pelvic floor tension or pain in the muscles which support the bladder, uterus, and rectum can be caused by muscle, joint, or nerve problems. Women may have difficulty sitting, pain during intercourse, or pain in the hips for lower abdomen. Rehabilitation includes pelvic floor relaxation, down training, manual therapy, biofeedback and specific exercises.
Lymphedema is a persistent swelling of the arms or legs, trunk or neck. Lymphedema typically occurs when lymph nodes are damaged or removed during surgery or following infection or scar formation which blocks the lymphatic fluid flow. A person may be at risk for developing lymphendema following cancer surgery, radiation, or some other form of trauma that affects the lymph nodes, Lymphedema may occur weeks, months, or years after the initial injury. Therapeutic exercise, instruction in prevention, specialized massage, compression bandaging and customer-made garments are among the treatment choices.
Painful menstruation, often associated with bloating or pain during intercourse, may be relieved with certain postural and therapeutic exercises and with TENS (transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation). Biofeedback treatment may be used to reduce pain.
Ostoporosis is a condition in which bones become thin and brittle. A person with osteoporosis is at risk for a bone fracture. Physical therapy programs include instruction in proper body mechanics, posture, balance training, and exercise, fitting of braces for orthotics, and treatments that may include moist heat and electric stimulation to relive pain as well as advice regarding safe exercise programs.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by persistent and widespread musculoskeletal pain along with specific muscular tender points. Symptoms vary and can include overwhelming fatigue, generalized stiffness, and impaired sensitivity to cold, anxiety and memory impairment. Treatments to reduce pain and promote function include non-impact activities to increase physical fitness, stretching and strengthening exercise, aquatic e exercises, heat and cold modalities, instruction in energy conservations principles and instruction in prober mechanics for all activities of daily living.
Post Operative and/or post partum Pain
Painful surgical incisions or scarring from episiotomy, or muscle weakness after hysterectomy or bladder surgery can be helped with physical therapy techniques.
How do I get started?
Talk to your physician about your problem. Your physician will offer a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. Correct diagnoses will guide therapist in treatment. Call today for more information on how Physical Therapy can help you start feeling better TODAY! 805-924-1605 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org