Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Women & Infants Hospital offers inpatient physical therapy services to help people with a variety of conditions to enhance their quality of life and promote overall wellness.

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

Inpatient referrals will be made by your health care provider.

Contact Information:

Women & Infants Hospital
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02903
P: (401) 274-1100


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.

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.

Spaulding Pelvic Health Rehabilitation

Our program is designed to offer interdisciplinary treatments and services to address the specific needs of pelvic health patients. Your treatment plan may include a variety of manual therapy techniques, behavioral therapy, therapeutic exercise, and modalities to restore the best level of health, fitness, and well-being you can achieve.