Women’s Health Specialist

Back to Center PT

Physical Therapy & Yoga Therapy located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause cause a significant impact to a woman’s body. As a woman and mother herself, Neha Shah, MPT, appreciates these fine details and approaches treatment with gentle compassion at her Beverly Grove, Los Angeles practice, Back to Center PT. She offers physical therapies like prenatal massage, yoga therapy, and scar tissue mobilization to support women through the delicate stages of their lives. If you’re looking for a women’s health physical therapist, call Back to Center PT or schedule an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What does a women’s health physical therapist do?

A woman’s body goes through a number of significant physical changes throughout her life, especially during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. The women’s health physical therapists at Back to Center PT address the musculoskeletal changes that often accompany these life changes.

During pregnancy, the physical therapists at Back to Center PT can help reduce discomforts like back pain and pelvic shifts. Physical therapy also strengthens your body for labor and to recover faster after delivery.

Once your little one is in your arms, Neha Shah and her team provide breastfeeding and posture support to help you transition gracefully into motherhood. They help your body recover from birth and address scar tissue from cesarean sections.

The caring providers also support and enhance women’s health after menopause. Their services address pelvic floor weakness, help protect bone health, and promote an active lifestyle.

 

What conditions do women’s health physical therapists treat?

Common issues you might see a women’s health physical therapist for include:

  • Pelvic floor pain and dysfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Swollen ankles
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • Postural imbalance

The therapists at Back to Center PT address the physical repercussions of pregnancy, help restore your core and back strength and assist your efforts to get back into shape.

 

How are women’s health issues treated?

The team at Back to Center PT approaches your situation with personalized attention and provides one-of-a-kind treatment for your specific needs. They may incorporate any of their standard physical therapy modalities with necessary adjustments for your condition.

Neha Shah emphasizes yoga therapy for tender moments in a woman’s life due to the gentle nature of the treatment. The nourishing practice addresses both a woman’s physical and mental dispositions.

If you have a C-section or hysterectomy, Neha uses gentle therapies like visceral manipulation to help your body release scar tissue. Scar tissue mobilization is part of the strategy to help your body regain strength after surgery.

Traditional physical therapy also plays a significant role in your physical therapy regimen to keep your body strong and healthy as it helps you incorporate physical fitness into your everyday life.

No matter which treatment you’re receiving, the team at Back to Center PT treats each woman with the utmost respect and understanding in a supportive environment. Neha Shah meets with you one-on-one in a private room to ensure you’re relaxed and comfortable. If you’re looking for a compassionate women’s health physical therapist in Los Angeles, call Back to Center PT or schedule an appointment online today.