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More women are choosing physical therapists to address chronic, intimate health issues

Bruce LaBrecque says there are so many painful issues that a woman's OBGYN might be reluctant to ask about that can be treated with physical therapy.
Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
Bruce LaBrecque says there are so many painful issues that a woman's OBGYN might be reluctant to ask about that can be treated with physical therapy.

Whether it's baby boomers seeking help for aging joints or people seeking alternatives to surgery, the physical therapy industry is growing. And now women are turning to physical therapy for specialized help.

Bruce LaBrecque, an RN and a women's health physical therapist in Bay City with Renue Physical Therapy, joined Stateside to talk about how more and more women, young and old, are turning to physical therapy to address intimate health issues. 

When most people think about physical therapy, they think of patients with problems in their shoulders, knees, or necks.

But LaBrecque said health issues like urinary and bowel problems, pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse can also be treated with physical therapy.

Listen to the full interview above to hear LaBrecque talk about women's health physical therapy, a type of treatment most women don't know about and many could benefit from.

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