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(Sponsored) Since Breast Cancer Awareness month began in 1985, October has become the time of year to shed light on women’s health issues. Learn about some of the new and innovative ways O‘ahu healthcare providers are helping women look and feel their best.



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Reduce or Eliminate Pain with Physical Therapy

Since its opening in 2001, the Queen’s Women’s Health Center has offered a variety of services, including physical therapy geared specifically to women’s health-related diagnoses. For example, 65 percent of women who have had breast cancer have shoulder problems for many years to follow, up to 40 percent have lymphedema (swelling) in their arm or chest wall, and 70 to 100 percent have fatigue, which can occur years after treatment.  

 

Other women come to  Queen’s Women’s Health Center  for pain associated with pregnancy or post-partum, or sexual relations; others have bladder problems—going to the bathroom all the time, getting up two or three times a night to urinate, or leaking urine when they cough, sneeze, or laugh.

 

Women often think these problems are normal, although it affects their quality of life in highly negative ways. These issues often keep women from doing everyday activities such as taking care of their children, working, exercising, or doing household chores. When they come in for physical therapy, Queen’s Women’s Health Center evaluates each woman individually to discover what’s not working, what’s causing the problem and why. Its staff then designs a personalized care plan, which often includes specific exercises to address weakness, manual therapy to address joint stiffness and trigger points and education to enable them to know what to do to help themselves. 

 

Although women’s health-related problems are common, they are definitely not normal—something can be done about them!  Physical therapy is about empowering people to enjoy life more.

 

To address your physical therapy needs, call 691-4960.

 

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