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Returning You to a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

 

Savannah's Premier

Women's Health & Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapy Clinic





Infertility Research Study

Who can participate?


  • Women ages 18-42
  • Unable to conceive for one year or more
  • Male partner has been found to have normal sperm count and motility
  • Not currently undergoing any infertility treatments.  



Costs


  • There is no cost to participants.
  • Treatments will be covered by insurance when applicable and grant money in cases where insurance cannot be used. 



Time


  • Treatments will consist of six, one hour gentle, hands-on techniques once a week for 4 weeks, then once a month for 2 months.  


    About the Study


  • This study is comparing two different types of hands-on treatments for improving fertility rates in women who have not been able to conceive after at least one year of trying. 


  • It is being conducted by physical therapists in several sites across the U.S. to determine if hands-on treatments are effective in improving fertility.  


  • The theory is that tight connective tissue which surrounds and supports the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries can be a cause of infertility in some women.  These issues can occur because of previous infections, traumas, surgery, or endometriosis. Congested lymph nodes can also contribute to the problem by not allowing waste products to be removed from the tissues.  


  • Physical therapy addresses and treats all of these issues regularly in other parts of the body.  In cases which scar tissue or congested lymph nodes could be contributing to the inablity to conceive, a hands-on approach to treatment may help.