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Celebrating National Women's Health Week with physical therapy

ATI Physical Therapy joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women’s Health Week on May 12 through May 18, 2013. ATI offers specialized Women’s Health services at several locations. 

The purpose of National Women’s Health Week is to empower women to make their health a priority in five different ways: receiving regular checkups and preventative screenings, getting active, eating healthy, paying attention to mental health, and avoiding unhealthy behaviors. ATI Women’s Health also promotes these values all year round by taking an innovative approach towards the physical therapy needs exclusive to women.

ATI’s women’s health physical therapists are specifically trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation and can treat a variety of issues including painful intercourse, urinary or fecal incontinence, prenatal discomfort, endometriosis, osteoporosis, and many others.

“Just as one would think physical therapy is important for a knee or shoulder injury, physical therapy for the pelvic floor is just as important to help someone return to daily functions,” said Kari Ziemba, Midwest Director of Women’s Health Services for ATI.  “Believe it or not, laughing or jumping without leaking urine, having pain-free intercourse, and enjoying a comfortable pregnancy are all functional activities that should not be compromised.”  

In addition to specific pelvic treatment, the women’s health team promotes healthier lifestyles for women by providing one-to-one care and customized treatment programs that emphasize regular exercise and physical activity. 

“At ATI Women’s Health, we understand that women have a specific set of healthcare needs, and we address those needs in a safe environment,” said Karen Widdoes, East Coast Director of ATI Women’s Health.  “We strive to educate women so that they know when they need to reach out and seek help for something they may be facing.” 

ATI’s team also offers complimentary pregnancy screens for women experiencing back, hip, thigh, or groin pain. (No prescription or insurance verification needed.) Women can visit any of these locations to receive a free evaluation with a trained women’s health physical therapist.

To learn more about ATI Women’s Health, visit our Women's Health page. To speak to a Women’s Health physical therapist, contact Abby Ecker, Public Relations Coordinator, at Abigail.ecker@atipt.com or 302.561.1133.

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