Women's Health Rehabilitation Services

Women experience unique rehabilitation needs. As they experience events from childbirth to menopause, women see the body they once knew and understood, change. They can benefit greatly from programs designed specifically for the stress these life changes have on their body.

Aurora has designed specialty rehabilitation programs that minimize the impact of these very real physical changes and demands.

Experienced staff

Women's rehabilitation services are provided by physical and occupational therapists who have completed nationally recognized post graduate training in prenatal rehabilitation, pain, continence, fibromyalgia and lymphedema conditions.

Individualized treatment

Our team of women's rehabilitation specialists provide care for women who experience pain or complications from the following conditions:

Comprehensive care provided

A compassionate team of women's health care providers with special training assist women with such programs as:

Prenatal instruction

  • Providing information to women early in their pregnancy regarding safe exercises to do during pregnancy and post-partum
  • Proper body mechanics during pregnancy and the post-partum recovery period

Back pain in pregnancy

  • Providing instruction in exercise for muscles specifically affected by pregnancy
  • Offering treatment modalities of heat and ice, massage, muscle energy correction and instruction on proper body mechanics

Moms on the Move (Milwaukee area)

  • Prenatal/postpartum exercise class taught by trained rehabilitation professionals
  • Safe, low-impact exercises to reduce backaches, increase energy levels, control weight and more
  • A supportive environment where mothers and mothers-to-be can network with peers

Chronic pelvic pain

  • Modalities may include electric stimulation, heat, ice and ultrasound to relieve pelvic pain
  • Other treatment options include muscle energy corrections, massage, trigger point releasing, work on acupressure points, scar releases

Continence program

  • To treat women who experience difficulty in involuntary loss of urine or bowel movement
  • Utilizes state-of-the-art biofeedback equipment for muscle re-education and behavioral training with instruction in Kegel and other exercises
  • Implementing dietary counseling as pertinent to bladder irritants

Lymphedema treatment

Lymphedema may be treated or controlled by specially trained therapists with a combination of the following techniques:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage Specialized massage techniques are utilized to assist with moving the fluid and proteins out of the swollen area. This helps to channel fluid around missing or damaged lymph nodes to functioning nodes. Can also help to develop alternate pathways or lymph channels.
  • Compression Bandaging/Wrapping Multi-layered bandaging is applied to the arm or leg to further assist with decreasing fluid.
  • Sequential Pneumatic Pump An air-filled sleeve fits over the arm or leg and air is pumped into the sleeve to apply pressure to the swollen area to help move the fluid out of the area.
  • Fitting with a Compression Garment Once the swelling has been reduced and stabilized, the patient may be fit with a sleeve for the affected arm or leg to help maintain the decrease in swelling.
  • Education Provided in the areas of skin care, self-massage, self-wrapping, exercise and prevention of lymphedema.
  • Exercise An exercise program is designed to assist with regaining range of motion, strength and assisting with flow of fluid.

Locations that offer this service

Referral sites are available throughout the Aurora Health Care system.

Fond du Lac County

Aurora Health Center
210 Wisconsin American Drive
Hwy. 23 East
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 907-7000

Kenosha County

Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha
10400 75th St.
Kenosha, WI 53142
(262) 948-7045

Milwaukee County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
1575 N. RiverCenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 224-6424

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St. 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 219-5241

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6640

Racine County

Aurora Wellness Center Burlington
300 McCanna Parkway
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 767-7120

Waushara County

Aurora Health Center
900 E. Division Street
Wautoma, WI 54982
(920) 787-6900

Winnebago County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Medical Center
855 N. Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 456-7100

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Medical Center
712 Doctors Court
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 303-5300

Aurora Health Center
1136 Westowne Drive
Neenah, WI 54956
(920) 720-8090