Available at the following centers:
Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox
Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Often, their focus is on the improvement of function, strength and range of motion of individuals who are experiencing pain, weakness or dysfunction due to an injury or other disease process.
There are physical therapists who focus on conditions that are specific to women of all ages, such as breast cancer and lymphedema management, pelvic pain, bowel incontinence, pregnancy and post-partum, urinary incontinence, etc.
Other forms of physical therapy include:
- Acute care.
- Cardiovascular and pulmonary.
- Wound management.
- Hand rehabilitation.
- Home health.
If you suffer from chronic pain and are unsure if physical therapy could help, the first stop should be your doctor’s office.
Your primary care physician may refer you to a physical therapist, who guides you in a hands-on approach to help relieve pain.