Women's Health

Location Information


Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Bluffton

559 Harmon Road
Bluffton, OH 45817
Office Hours:
Monday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fax: 419.358.6780

Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Findlay East

15900 Medical Drive South
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fax: 567.525.5326

Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Findlay South

301 Wallace Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours vary with physicians

Fax: 419.424.0257

Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Ottawa

1740 N Perry Street
Ottawa, OH 45875

Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Carey

930 Sheriden Drive
Carey, OH 43316

Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology - Findlay South Main

1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours:
Monday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fax: 567.429.0262

Prenatal and Postnatal Physical Therapy

Did you know that your pre/post-natal aches and pains aren't always "just something you have to deal with?"

Many pregnant women are well aware of the symptoms of pain and/or swelling at some point in their pregnancy or after their child is born. What most moms, and even some doctors, don't know is that many of these symptoms can be treated by a women's health physical therapist and can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.

Common Symptoms

  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pubic pain
  • Upper or mid back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Neck pain and/or headache
  • Leg cramps
  • Wrist and hand pain associated with swelling
  • Numbness and tingling in arms and hands

The above symptoms of pregnancy can effectively be treated by a qualified physical therapist (PT). The PT can develop safe home exercise programs by giving you tools in the form of exercises and tips to help you manage your pain and discomfort.

Even women on bed rest can benefit from these programs (ask your doctor).


Many of the aches and pains experienced during pregnancy resolve after delivery, however, some do not and PT can help to resolve post-partum pain and discomfort as well .

  • Physical therapy can help with the following:
  • Strengthening abdominal muscles safely
  • Correcting pelvic or boney abnormalities
  • Mobilize scar tissue after a C-section
  • Help with incision pain following a C-section
  • Neck or back pain that has not gone away
  • Urinary incontinence that continues after four to six weeks from delivery
  • Pelvic pain

So don't just accept your pain and discomfort as "normal." Ask your doctor to refer you to physical therapy to help make your pregnancy more tolerable and get back to normal after.

Call Julie A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine at 419.425.3199 for more information or to schedule an appointment.