Pam Palmer, PT

Pam Palmer, PT has practiced physical therapy in Wichita, Kansas since graduation from Wichita State University in 1985.  She specializes in treatment of the spine, women’s health, joint replacements and oncology rehabilitation.

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Pregnant Woman to Mother of a Newborn

The transformation from being a pregnant woman to a mother of a newborn can be one of the most joyous periods in a women’s life. But various health issues resulting from pregnancy, labor, and delivery can create challenges for the new mother while caring for her infant. Physical limitations and pain may be great enough for a mother to feel overwhelmed with her daily routine. In addition, mothers generally place the maintenance of their own health far down on the list of priorities.

Pelvic Pain and Physical Therapy

For years, women have suffered in silence from pelvic pain, often not even discussing the problem with their physician. Others visit numerous health care practitioners desperately seeking answers about the source of their pain. The pain they experience can affect their ability to work and perform daily living activities. It can also affect relationships with spouses or significant others. Many women avoid sexual relations because of pain. Worse yet, many feel that no one can help them.

Chronic pelvic pain can present itself in numerous ways. Symptoms may include:

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