Physical therapy can benefit women with a variety of medical conditions throughout their lifespan. Although pain in the back and joint pain during pregnancy is common, it is not normal. A combination of factors may lead to the pain during or after pregnancy. Women who have had abdominal or breast surgeries can experience pain and dysfunction caused by the disruption of the surrounding soft tissue. Problems with incontinence can create problems with every day activities. Pelvic pain with daily activities or with intercourse may be related to muscle dysfunction and can lead to limitations in social and personal interactions.