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Women’s Health Specialist

Advantage Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapist

Advantage Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists serving Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas

Dr. Bythrow provides physical therapy services specific to women to help them look and feel their best while addressing female specific concerns. Appointments are available at Advantage Physical Therapy, located in Falls Church, Annandale, Arlington, VA, and the surrounding areas.

Women's Health Q&A

What issues might bring a woman to physical therapy?

Many women seek physical therapy for any number of reasons ranging from injury to illness. Dr. Bythrow is dedicated to helping her female patients live long, healthy, and active lives through quality physical therapy treatments for conditions that are specific to women, like preparing for and recovering from pregnancy and childbirth. Some of the conditions that can be treated by physical therapy include:

  • Back pain during pregnancy
  • Discomfort during pelvic exams
  • Post-partum rehabilitation of the pelvic floor
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Discomfort during or after sexual intercourse
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hip, back, and pelvic pain

What physical therapy treatments could help?

Depending on the patient’s condition Dr. Bythrow has a variety of potential treatments available to help her female patients. She can educate her clients about dietary and behavioral changes to implement. She will use soft tissue mobilization, myofascial and trigger point release, visceral manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, and deep tissue massage. If appropriate, she will guide her patient through strengthening exercises and muscle awareness activities. She might also use treatments such as TENS stimulation, hot and cold therapies, and home exercise programs to supplement any manual therapies or in session exercises.

What should a woman expect during a physical therapy appointment?

Any patient should arrive wearing comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Dr. Bythrow will carry out a thorough examination to assess the patient’s condition and needs. When the issue has been identified, Dr. Bythrow will create a treatment plan and begin to help the patient to recover and become stronger. Physical therapy is a combination of massage, manipulation, and exercise used when pain impairs function, when recovering from surgery or an injury, and when recovering from a disease or illness and Dr. Bythrow will use all of the appropriate techniques to help her patients towards recovery and better health.

Dr. Bythrow recommended equipment for me to purchase, where can I find that?

Click here for Dr. Bythrow's affiliated link with CMT products.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Advantage Physical Therapy, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

If you are looking to schedule an appointment with Women’s Health, we only accept medical insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO, Tricare, and Veterans Administration.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO/PPO
Department of Labor