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Program in Women’s Physical Therapy
695 Eddy Street
Suite 22
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 277-3704

Other Locations

Women & Infants’ Medical Office Building
49 South County Commons Way
South Kingston, RI

Women & Infants’ Medical Office Building
2168 Diamond Hill Road
Woonsocket, RI

Women & Infants’ Medical Office Building
1050 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI

Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Women & Infants Hospital offers a comprehensive array of Women’s Health Physical Therapy services to help women of all ages with a variety of conditions to enhance their quality of life and promote overall wellness. All of the staff therapists are members of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Inpatient services are provided in conjunction with the high-risk obstetrical service, postpartum services, and the Program in Women’s Oncology.

Call (401) 277-3704 to schedule an appointment. A referral from your health care provider is required.


Pregnancy and Postpartum

Many pregnant women have muscle discomfort and pain in their hips, upper and lower back, and arms. This can be caused by hormonal and postural changes. High-risk obstetrical patients frequently experience pain brought on by prolonged bed rest. An individual program of exercise is designed to take into account any activity restrictions. Interventions for women who have had Cesarean surgery may include how to move in and out of bed with proper body mechanics, gentle exercise to regain functional mobility, and scar management.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Pelvic muscle weakness, coordination difficulties, or high muscle tension can cause bowel and bladder problems, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse. These concerns may be related to poor posture, constipation, surgical scarring, previous childbirth, or postmenopausal changes. Physical therapy treatment can help all of these issues and assist a woman to regain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Post Surgery

Many women experience pain and dysfunction following surgery, including hysterectomy, mastectomy, breast surgery, pelvic floor muscle, oncology and bladder surgery. Under the guidance of a physical therapist, gentle exercises at the bedside can help women regain mobility. Further treatments are available in the home or outpatient setting. Seeing a woman before surgery can help her after surgery. Learning the proper techniques before surgery promotes active patient participation, lessens anxiety, and helps women begin their recovery.

Bone Health

Physical therapy interventions will assist a woman to exercise safely and understand the importance of regular exercise. Interventions for a diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis may include self-care, pain management, postural awareness, strengthening, weight bearing exercise and fracture prevention.