Women have unique body types and go through many changes throughout their lifespan including puberty, pregnancy, postnatal, and beyond. As women grow older their health needs continue to change. The Physical Therapy staff at Community Sports and Therapy Center is specially trained to address the specific needs associated with these areas:

Urinary Incontinence
Physical therapy can be helpful in designing a program of specific exercises which have been proven effective in strengthening the muscles that support the pelvic organs. Treatment possibilities include management techniques, pelvic floor and core strengthening exercises, and biodfeedback.

Osteoporosis
Our trained therapists can design individualized exercise programs to improve core strength and promote weight bearing activities to provide more stability to the spine, to improve balance, and to assist with fall prevention.

Pre/Post-Partum
Our staff is specially trained to treat musculoskeletal problems that may arise during and following pregnancy, as well as: education regarding flexibility, postural awareness, and pain relief techniques; recognition and engagement of the core muscles to assist with facilitation of delivery; and safe and effective exercise prescription for pre and post partum patients.

Sacroiliac Pain & Dysfunction
Our physical therapists can address SI pain and dysfunction by providing manual therapy techniques, postural re-education, therapeutic exercises for flexibility and strengthening, as well as techniques for independent management of symptoms.

Post Breast Cancer Treatment
While being mindful of the emotional recovery of this patient population, our therapists can design safe, effective exercise programs to counter the complications brought on by different breast cancer treatments. Lymphedema management is also available.


T102's "Ask the Expert" Lisa Alig about Women's Health

Lisa Alig, PT, is a native of Coldwater and is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions, with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing PT for 22 years, and has been with CSTC for 19 years.

Lisa specializes in outpatient, home health care, Women’s Health and urinary incontinence. She is also certified in the Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization technique (Astym®). Astym treatment sets the standard for soft tissue therapy. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and remodels unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.