The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Putnam Hospital has recently launched an Obstetric and Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program.
Developed and led by Carolyn Winuk, who holds her doctorate in physical therapy and specializes in treating female pelvic floor dysfunction, the new program offers treatment for those experiencing sensitive women’s health conditions such as postpartum pain and weakness, bladder and/or bowel control issues and chronic pelvic or coccyx pain.
“Pregnancy, surgery, chronic constipation, menopause and orthopedic issues frequently contribute to changes in the pelvic floor, which can lead to the development of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic girdle pain,” Dr. Winuk said. “Manual therapy techniques, pelvic floor and abdominal strengthening, biofeedback and behavioral modification are just some of the conservative management options with well-documented, excellent clinical outcomes.”
Patients are typically referred to Winuk from their primary care physicians, urologists, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, urogynecologists or midwives.
Initial visits are one hour and include a thorough review of medical history followed by a comprehensive neuromuscular and postural evaluation.
Subsequent visits are typically weekly for 45 minutes and can vary from four to 12 weeks in duration, depending on diagnosis. All sessions are held in a private, dedicated treatment room in the hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Department.
To learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Dr. Winuk, please call (845) 279-1785 (TTY 800-421-1220).