What is Women's Health Physical Therapy?

Cervical Health Awareness Month - How Women's Health Physical Therapy Can Help

​January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the CDC, about 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. About 38% of women who have struggled with cervical cancer experience chronic pelvic pain amongst other symptoms such as discomfort while urinating, urinary incontinence, pain during intercourse, and more. Women's health physical therapy is an emerging specialization in the field that addresses these special healthcare needs of women.


Women's health physical therapy typically targets the pelvic floor to improve the stability of the pelvis to eliminate pain. Women's health therapists are trained to identify the musculoskeletal factors associated with pain. These therapists then use a variety of research-based treatment options such as manual therapy, exercises to improve muscular balance and control, neuromuscular reeducation to restore normal joint mobility, and more.

Women's Health Physical Therapy at St. Luke's Physical Therapy

At Physical Therapy at St. Luke's, we have a highly skilled team of female therapists that work with women to address their concerns and encourage them through the healing process. Our therapists will listen to you, ensure your comfort, and mentor you through your physical therapy program at your pace.

We currently have 23 women's health clinicians across 15 offices - the highest in the area! This includes 19 physical therapists and 4 physical therapy assistants. Learn more about our women's health clinicians by exploring our Women's Pelvic Health page on StLukesPT.com.

We have a great team of women's health physical therapists who are passionate about enhancing women's lives. If you or a loved one are experiencing pelvic pain or have cervical health concerns, call us today at 484-526-5025 to discuss your options and set up an appointment.



Cervical Cancer Statistics (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022)

Pain and Psychological Outcomes After Rehabilitative Treatment for a Woman with Chronic Pelvic Pain with Stage III Cervical Cancer: A Case Report (Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy, 2013)