Springdale-based Northwest Health has opened a female-centered physical therapy at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson. The women’s only clinic will offer a wide array of services including a wellness program designed specifically for women by a female-only staff.
“We’re pleased to be able to open this women’s only physical therapy clinic with an all-female staff of therapists,” said Juli McWhorter, chief administrative officer of Willow Creek Women’s Hospital. “Physical and occupational therapy can help women reduce or eliminate pain, recover from injury, improve mobility, and even avoid surgery.”
Among the services provided at the physical therapy clinic are therapies to strengthen the pelvic floor and other female-specific issues. A certified lymphedema therapist is also available. Other conditions and issues treated include arthritis, balance disorders, headaches, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, vertigo, and stroke as well as acute and chronic pain.
This clinic is the fourth for Northwest Health to bring together physical therapy and wellness services. The clinic therapists wills use techniques including therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, functional training, dry needling, biofeedback and other treatments as needed in order to assist each patient with reaching their goals and returning to their prior functional level. They can also prevent further loss of mobility by developing wellness and home exercise programs for a healthier, more active lifestyle.