Physiatry & Disorders Unique to Women
Physiatrists can assist female patients in addressing conditions and disorders
that are unique to women. A physiatrist, also called a doctor of physical
medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), is a physician who specializes
in diagnosing and treating physical disability.
Some conditions only affect women; for example:
- Female Athlete Triad – This syndrome describes three correlated conditions:
Energy deficiency (with or without disordered eating); menstrual disturbance
/ amenorrhea, and bone loss / osteoporosis. These symptoms can exist in
various degrees of severity.
- Pelvic Pain – Your physiatrist can expertly diagnose and treat causes
of pelvic pain / sacroiliac joint pain. Causes may include gynecologic
dysfunction and sacroiliac dysfunction.
- Pregnancy and Back Pain – Up to 70% of pregnant women report suffering
some type of back pain during pregnancy. A physiatrist can provide a recommended
course of treatment to protect your back and avoid pain.
Speak with our Fremont physiatrists at Washington Township Medical Foundation
about the symptoms you are experiencing. We are passionate about providing
patient-centered care tailored to your needs. Call today to make an appointment.