The Association for Women's Health Care -  - OB/GYN

The Association for Women's Health Care

OB/GYNs located in Chicago, IL & Northbrook, IL

Physical Therapy Specialist

The excitement of new motherhood can sometimes be overshadowed by issues during the postpartum period. Our physical therapists at The Association of Women's Health Care are here to help with a variety of issues to help you achieve full recovery. Book an appointment today at one of our locations in Chicago and Northbrook, IL.

Physical Therapy Q & A

In order to provide the best care possible for our patients, The Association for Women’s Health Care provides physical therapy services to treat a variety of conditions. Our physical therapists are specially trained to treat conditions that are commonly associated with obstetric and gynecologic patients.

Physical therapy is available for the following conditions:

  • Pelvic pain disorders
  • Incontinence
  • Musculoskeletal issues related to pregnancy
  • Postpartum Recovery

Pelvic Pain Disorders

Pelvic pain can present in a variety of different ways. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, painful intercourse, vulvar/vaginal pain, and pain in the tailbone region. Common diagnoses associated with pelvic pain include:

  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Endometriosis
  • Coccygodynia


Incontinence is the involuntary loss of either urine or stool. This may be related to pregnancy or labor/delivery but can also occur as a result of pelvic floor muscle weakness at any stage of life.

Musculoskeletal Issues during Pregnancy

Pregnancy can come with a variety of aches and pains, but if these affect one’s ability to function, physical therapy may be recommended. Issues with back pain, sciatica, or pubic bone pain are commonly treated by our physical therapists.

Postpartum Recovery

We offer help for the following issues:

    • Incontinence
    • Diastasis Recti
    • Scar Management
    • Back/Pelvic Pain

What to Expect

Your Physical Therapy appointments will last about one hour. Your first appointment will be for the initial evaluation. During this session, the therapist will interview you about your condition and then perform a physical evaluation that pertains to your condition. Based on the evaluation, your therapist will perform treatment, instruct you in an exercise program, and make recommendations for follow-up appointments.

What is Treatment Like?

Treatment is based on the patient’s diagnosis as well as their individual needs. As some conditions may require more intimate treatment techniques, our therapists are very sensitive to patient modesty and will explain everything prior to beginning treatment. Treatment techniques may include: 

    • Massage or soft tissue work
    • Biofeedback
    • Exercise Instruction
    • Behavioral Modification
    • Body Mechanics Instruction

Making an Appointment

Once it has been decided that you are in need of Physical Therapy, your physician will write a prescription. You can schedule your first visit through your physician’s secretary or at the checkout desk.

Physical Therapy Coverage

Many insurance carriers will cover physical therapy. Financial responsibility of the patient is based on their individual insurance policy. We try and help verify benefits prior to the first appointment but ask that our patients are aware of their benefits as well.

Self-pay Rates

If your insurance does not cover Physical Therapy services or you do not have insurance, we offer reduced self-pay rates. Our rates are competitive with local therapy clinics that offer comparable services.

Fees and Insurance

Not all of the Association of Women’s Health Care (AWHC) physicians participate in all of the plans listed below. Patients are advised to contact their insurance company before an appointment to verify individual physician participation. We suggest that if your insurance does not appear on this list that you call your insurance provider and ask if our practice, or specifically the physician you are going to see, is in-network. *Please note that our insurance plans may change or we may not be accepting certain types of insurance at times, so please contact us at Chicago (312) 726-3917 or Northbrook (847) 498-0690 to check if we take your insurance plan.

Aetna HMO
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Words from our patients

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    "The doctors were very respectful and knowledgeable of our natural ways. We feel very confident about all of the expertise at the practice."

    Heath M.
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    "Love, love, love Dr. David Baum. He delivered all 3 of my girls. Great bedside manner, which is really hard to come by."

    Bert V.
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    "This is a wonderful office, everyone is wonderful. Loved going there throughout my pregnancy."

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    "What I have experienced with Association for Women's Health Care has been the utmost professionalism, kindness, and high quality care."

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    "I have been Dr. Kleinberg's patient since the beginning of this pregnancy and cannot say enough how much I appreciate his attention to detail."

    Stacey H.
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    "I saw Dr. McGee throughout my pregnancy with my first baby, and she is truly fabulous. She's extremely knowledgeable, caring and supportive."

    Abbey F.
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    "Here, you see YOUR doctor every time unless he or she is on vacation. Your doctor also follows up with you if you've called after hours with an issue."

    K. M.
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    "The staff are all kind and friendly and will go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have all your health concerns addressed. Highly recommended."

    Angela L.
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    "Let me start by saying Dr. Kleinberg is amazing! He is really knowledgeable, warm and a good communicator."

    Ana I.
  • Yelp

    "I really can't say enough positive things about him. He has always went out of his way to provide good care, and I believe he truly loves being an OBGYN."

    Amelia H.
  • Yelp

    "It was my first time coming here, and I fell in love with this office! Everyone who works here was extremely accommodating. I recommend this office for every woman!"

    Clover D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Sibul delivered my son in 2005 and provided excellent care throughout the pregnancy and after."

    Leah H.
  • Yelp

    "She has an amazing bedside manner always taking the time to explain things and also has the patience to deal with answering the many questions I have."

    Kelly D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Kleinberg was my OBGYN throughout my second pregnancy, and I cannot speak highly enough of him."

    Iskra G.
  • facebook

    "Every doctor in this practice is caring and concerned about your health. The office staff is fantastic."

    Adalynn S.
  • facebook

    "I loved Dr. Weiss's bedside manner. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed."

    Colleen M.
  • Vitals

    "It's been 16 years since I began going to Dr. Baum, and I believe he's the best doctor I've ever known."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Doctor David Baum was my OB, when I delivered my daughter. He was highly professional! His sense of humor helped me survive the painful contractions!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Baum delivered my daughter, and I have to say, when he was in charge, my husband and I both knew everything would be fine!"

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I had Dr. Kleinberg when I was pregnant with my first daughter. He has a very positive, gentle manner of handling his patients."

    Sarah E.
  • Yelp

    "Above all, Dr. K is an outstandingly competent physician, but what sets him apart from other doctors I've been to is how well he listens."

    Julie G.
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