Lately I have noticed more people, new-grad and seasoned clinicians, asking me if I would recommend doing a residency program in women's health physical therapy...the short answer; I'm glad I did it, it was an intense year and it is not for everyone (but, what is?). I've attempted to summarize my experience as a resident, address the pros and cons and offer some alternatives for everyone here.
It’s Monday morning. I am deeply appreciating the transition I feel on the other side of a 3-day course with Nari Clemons, Jennafer Vande Vegte and a whole host of other incredible women in health care. Usually we go to continuing education seminars to learn about how we can treat other people; I came away from this ‘retreat’ learning how to take care of myself.
The purpose of this article is to help the reader understand the physiological mechanism behind estrogen depletion and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the efficacy behind medical and conservative treatment options. Physicians and therapists working together as a team can significantly improve bladder hurdles related to menopause.