PT, MPT, PRPC
Brande graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science/Physical Education, and in 1999 with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy and quickly discovered her passion was in the area of Women's Health...More >>
Quality Care for Better Quality of Life
We at WHPT offer an innovative approach in a private, supportive environment.
Millions of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which can lead to urinary and/or bowel incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, sexual problems, and elimination disorders.
Pregnancy, childbirth, chronic constipation, chronic coughing, improper lifting, surgery, traumatic falls, cancer, and aging, can all contribute to impairments including pelvic floor muscle tension, connective tissue dysfunction, adhesions, muscle weakness and incoordination.
Pelvic floor therapy by a specially trained physical therapist can help!
Women's Health Physical Therapy, of Redding, California, was founded in an effort to address these very intimate issues in a discreet, educational and supportive environment, with a mission of providing the utmost in quality, evidenced-based, one-on-one care.
At Women's Health Physical Therapy, we understand the sensitive nature of these topics. We strive to offer expert care in a comfortable environment, with an emphasis on early patient education, to ease your fears and to maximize patient/therapist communication.
Not only will patients undergoing pelvic floor therapy receive individualized care, but they will also receive the latest research and treatment methods for the most advanced plan of care.
Whether it is for prevention or restoration services, WHPT is quality that women can trust.
Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation, which may include postural analysis, observation and palpation of involved musculoskeletal structures, range of motion, tone and strength testing, and sensory and reflex testing. Evaluation procedures may also include vaginal dilator assessment, and/or intra-vaginal, intra-rectal, or peri-rectal sEMG biofeedback assessment. Once evaluation procedures are completed, an individualized plan of care and treatment goals are established. A detailed summary of your evaluation findings is provided to your referring provider, and routine progress reports are also completed.
Functional outcome questionnaires are routinely completed to establish starting baseline, to monitor progress, and to indicate readiness to transition to a safe home exercise program. It is our goal at WHPT to be respectful of your time, to communicate closely with other members of your healthcare team, and to assist you in early transition to an independent home exercise program with self-management strategies in place.
Physical Therapy is not something "done to you", but rather, "something we do together." A strong emphasis is placed upon empowering our patients by providing them with the knowledge and skills to understand and manage their condition long-term.
- Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
- Pregnancy/Postpartum Conditions
- Pediatric Pelvic Floor Conditions
- Scar and Post-Surgical Conditions
- Sacroiliac Dysfunction
- Chronic Pelvic/Abdominal/Lumbar Pain
- Colorectal, Constipation and Coccyx Conditions
- Treatment for Post-Oncology Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Visceral Mobilization to Address Fascial Restrictions, Endometriosis and Reproductive Disorders
- Bowel Dysfunction and Dysfunctional Defecation Disorders
- Hypertonus Syndromes including:
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Vulvar Vestibulitis
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Sexual Pain Disorders