Colorado Center for Physical TherapyServing South Metro-Denver Since 1990
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – “to relieve and restore”
Specialty Treatment for the Pelvis, Hip, Sacroiliac & Low back Regions with Margaret Woodward, PT and Lindsey Sandau-Tomlin, PT, DPT, CAPP-Pelvic
Pelvic Pain, as a result of musculoskeletal dysfunction, can manifest in many ways; pain, urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, and difficulty emptying the bladder. Musculoskeletal dysfunction and/or nerve compression can also be the source of dyspareunia and vulvodynia.
Research has concluded that chronic pain conditions become more complex as a result of increased sympathetic nervous system activity which creates hypersensitivity and allodynia, and makes for a more difficult pain syndrome to treat.
Margaret Woodward and Lindsey Sandau-Tomlin have been working closely with primary care physicians, OB/GYNs and urologists in the treatment of men and women with pelvic pain syndromes. Margaret and Lindsey have earned the trust of Doctors and other specialists through detailed evaluation protocol, caring bedside manner, and skillful implementation of treatment.
Margaret Woodward, MS, P.T
Margaret earned her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado with a devotion to the study of orthopedic rehabilitation. Her expertise spans from rehabilitation of ankle injuries to the more complex chronic pelvic and low back pain syndromes.
For the past 23 Years Margaret has specialized in treating pain and dysfunction in these areas.
Her passion rests in helping individuals heal and recover from chronic pelvic, abdominal, and low back pain through manual therapy, core work, and education. This includes the treatment of incontinence, visceral and pelvic floor issues.
Margaret Woodward actively assists chronic pelvic pain support groups by presenting educational lectures & practicums on a variety of rehabilitation and wellness topics.
Lindsey Sandau-Tomlin, PT, DPT,CAPP – Pelvic
Lindsey Received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2010. Prior to joining Colorado Center for Physical Therapy, Lindsey worked at a small critical access hospital in Iowa providing quality care in inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and home health settings.
She worked in Omaha Nebraska specializing in pelvic & women’s health as well as post amputation care & prosthetic training.
After moving back to Colorado Lindsey spent 2 years working at a local physical therapy clinic focused on Pelvic and Women’s Health diagnoses. She received her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore in August of 2016.
In January 2015, she received her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy through the Section on Women’s Health. Lindsey has also taken specialty courses in Obstetrics and Labor & Delivery as well as courses through the Institute of Physical Art.
Examination and Treatment
Starting with a detailed patient overview, our examination includes posture and gait analysis, neuromuscular assessment, joint stability & mobility, ability to transfer loads, and strength & flexibility assessment.
Following the examination, a comprehensive treatment program is implemented based on the findings in the evaluation using joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, neural gliding techniques, stabilization exercises and patient education. Techniques to decrease centralization of pain are also incorporated into treatment.
Additional Treatment & Services
- Treatment for low back, pelvic, hip, & lower extremity pain.
- Treatment for prenatal or postpartum pain.
- Treatment for episiotomy scarring. Dynamic stabilization programs.
- Postpartum exercise instruction & program.
- Treatment for Incontinence.
- Spinal & pelvic nerve decompression.
- Treatment of pain secondary to pelvic surgeries & oncological medical intervention
How We Can Help
- We can help identify musculoskeletal dysfunctions that contribute to the patient’s symptoms.
- We can help reduce or eliminate the patient’s pain.
- Through skillful treatment and a detailed plan of action, we help the patient safely return to functional activities.
- We place into motion preventative measures and lifestyle changes which improve the patient’s outlook and quality of life.
Red Flags and Contributing Factors
The following “red flags” can help the doctor identify a patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction contributing to pelvic pain:
- The patient currently has, or has had a history of low back pain.
- The patient has pain that increases or decreases with activity, change of position or specific movements.
- The patient experiences pain, tenderness or tightness when palpating the pelvic floor musculature.
- Deep dyspareunia.
Our focused approach to rehabilitation & wellness can be covered by insurance or reimbursed by medical savings accounts. Our cash prices are competitive with discount packages available. Most Insurance Accepted. We are a Medicare, and Workers Compensation approved facility. Call us and we will help determine if you will be covered at our facility. 303-797-0988.
We accept most insurance and are Medicare providers. Contact us and we will help you determine if your insurance company will cover our services or explore other competitive cash based packages and options.