Women’s Health Programs

What is Women’s Health Physical Therapy? 
Why do I need to see a Women’s Health Physical Therapist?

iStock_000020854082XSmallThese are very common questions that come up when someone is referred to physical therapy for a diagnosis specific, or more common, to women.  Some women may be hesitant to discuss certain conditions with their primary health care provider. Women’s Health Physical Therapists have specialized education and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of both acute (new) and chronic (longstanding) issues that specifically affect women. As experts in conservative treatment that includes non-surgical and non-medication solutions, women’s health physical therapists can be invaluable resources as a part of a well-rounded healthcare and wellness team.

Is every physical therapist trained to treat these conditions? 

Many physical therapy schools have a short introductory class to treating these conditions but there are also many schools that do not. Most physical therapists that specialize in women’s health take many hours of continuing education to enhance their knowledge of these issues and how they can be effectively treated. It is important to seek treatment by a physical therapist that is knowledgeable in this area. Our women’s health physical therapist, Amanda K. Fehrer, DPT, has completed numerous courses and has a great passion for helping women who are suffering from these diagnoses. Amanda is one of only two physical therapists in the state of Montana to have completed all coursework for the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum.