Women’s Health Bend

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend Women's HealthRebound Physical Therapy has a strong focus on Women’s Health and OB GYN issues. Rebound excels at using physical therapy to help women quickly return to the needs of their personal and professional lives. Rebound’s Women’s Health specialists, Erin Novelli and Aurora Gomez, are sensitive, highly trained experts in Women’s Health / OB GYN.

Pre & Post Partum Women’s Health Care

Rebound Physical Therapy Women’s Health Bend’s focus is pre-partum and post-partum care.  Using advanced training in obstetrics and Rehab Pilates helps patients quickly return to the demands of their lives.

More Information on Benefits of Women’s Health Physical Therapy Bend

Back pain during and after pregnancy is common, experienced by more than half of pregnant women. But that doesn’t mean that you should just suffer—much of this pain can be reduced with therapeutic interventions.

If you have back pain, neck pain, hip or leg pain, incontinence (even just with coughing or sneezing), hand or foot pain or numbness, treatment from one of our therapists specially trained in the areas of prenatal, post-partum and women’s health will make the difference.

Exercise during and after your pregnancy can help strengthen back and abdominal muscles to help reduce back pain. Our therapists use traditional exercise on land and in the water, as well as rehab-based Pilates and yoga to develop specialized programs for each woman’s needs.

Common causes of pregnancy-related back pain include:

  • The hormones brought on with pregnancy can soften ligaments and allow joints in the pelvis to become loose and the surrounding muscles have to work harder causing strain.
  • The growing uterus changes your center of gravity, causing strain on your spine and surrounding muscles.
  • Overstretched and weakened abdominal muscles can not handle the extra weight so the spine bears the extra burden.

Treatment of pregnancy-related pain may include:

  • Strengthening exercises for the back, abdomen, and pelvis
  • Aquatic exercise
  • Use of supports and accessories
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture

Starting physical therapy before your pain becomes severe often makes it easier to treat, and will help you keep your activity level up throughout your pregnancy.

Dramatic physical and hormonal changes can make it difficult and painful to care for your baby, get back to your life, and resume exercising. Your physical therapist can advise you on when it is safe to get back to the things you want to do, and help you build an exercise program to get your body back.

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A variety of techniques are used to treat your specific issues. This can include any or all of the following methods:

  • Strengthening exercises for the back, abdomen, and pelvis
  • Aquatic exercise
  • Use of supports and accessories
  • Manual therapy
  • Acupuncture

Yes, we can work closely with you and your OB GYN doctor to make sure you are receiving the best possible treatment and care for your issue. We work closely with Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Central Oregon OB GYN doctors.

Erin-NovelliErin Novelli, PT, Director Of Women’s Health Program

Erin grew up all over the western United States. She graduated from high school in Salinas, California, received a Bachelor in Exercise Science from University of Arizona, and earned her Masters in Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Orange, California, in 1998. Erin first worked in acute care at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. After gaining some experience, she pursued her interest in orthopedics at a private practice clinic in Salinas. In 2001, she came to Central Oregon and she has been working and growing with Rebound ever since. Erin became a Stott certified Pilates instructor in 2005 and received her Rehab Pilates certification through Stott in 2010. Currently, she is the only Rehab Pilates certified PT in Central Oregon and the director for Rebound’s Rehab Pilates program. Stott Pilates is a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to the mind-body exercise practice. Combined with her expertise in orthopedics and manual therapy, this has been very beneficial to her patients. Prenatal and postpartum care is also a special interest of Erin’s practice. She has taken obstetrics coursework through the APTA focused on pain management, preventative care and patient education during pregnancy and in the months and years to follow. Erin, her husband Scott, and their two children enjoy the Central Oregon lifestyle with skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and the warmer months are full of water skiing, wakeboarding, mountain biking and camping.

Rebound Physical Therapy Provides Women’s Health Services at the Following Locations.

Rebound Physical Therapy Bend East

Bend East Clinic

1342 NW Medical Center Drive, Suite 150
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 382-7875