Women’s Health

Women’s Health available at Tumwater location ONLY

Erin Grey, DPT specializes in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.   Erin has a passion for women’s pelvic floor rehabilitation and is a strong advocate for women’s healthcare equality.  She is skilled in creating a safe and open environment for her patients, so they feel heard and comfortable addressing important issues. 

Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) impact one in three women.   Weak pelvic muscles are a major factor in pelvic floor dysfunction and is a common problem that often goes undiagnosed.  The good news, physical therapy may help!

Erin treats a variety of pelvic floor issues (see treatment options below), but the most common treatment is for incontinence.

Treatment Options:

  • Incontinence of bladder or bowels  
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abdominal diastasis
  • Breast cancer post-surgical care
  • Constipation
  • C-section post-surgical care
  • Dyspareunia & Vaginismus
  • External abdominal adhesions and scar tissue
  • Overactive bladder
  • Prenatal and postpartum concerns

Women’s Health Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What should I bring to my first visit?

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early to your appointment to complete paperwork.  Bring your referral, insurance card(s) and photo ID.

Q. What should I expect at my first visit?

  • Erin will sit down with you in a private setting to discuss your concerns. If appropriate, an internal vaginal exam will be performed. However, we completely understand if an internal exam is not something you are comfortable with and alternative assessment methods can be utilized.

Q. How should I dress?

  • You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating.

Q. How long will each appointment last?

  • Sessions last approximately 60 minutes

Q. What is the youngest patient you can treat?

  • The patient must be 15 years old to be treated.  If patient is younger than 18, a parent/guardian must be present for ALL visits.

Q. How long after delivery do I need to wait to be seen for Post-partum concerns?

  • We will see you 6 weeks from delivery and/or you have a referral from your Obstetrician or midwife to begin therapy.

Q. Can I be seen for Pre-natal concerns?

  • You must have a referral from your Obstetrician or midwife to begin therapy.

Q. What if I want someone to attend my appointment with me?

  • You are always welcome to bring someone to your appointment with you.  If you do not have anyone to attend, we can provide someone to be in the room with you during your therapy session.

Q. What if I am on my menstrual cycle?

  • It is up to you and your comfort level.  We are okay for you to attend your appointment.