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Pre and Post
Natal
Therapy

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The goal of physical therapy during pregnancy and postpartum periods is to address spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction, instruct exercises to address muscle weakness and imbalance, as well as provide guidance and instruction related to modification of ADLs that may be difficult during these phases of life

 Top 5
Benefits
of Pre/Post
Natal
Therapy

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Benefits of Pre/Post Natal Therapy include

Lower Back Pain Relief

Pelvic  Floor Strengthening

Reduced Stress on Joints

Smoother Delivery

Faster Post pregnancy Recovery

Did you know?

Postpartum physical therapy can be an effective way to relieve discomfort in the back, abdomen, and pelvic area. It is often used to correct or compensate for the muscle imbalances that can occur during pregnancy and the added strain on these body parts during childbirth

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What Can You Expect 

Posture Correction

As the body changes to accommodate the growing fetus, posture can be affected.

 

Our Physical Therapists can teach proper body mechanics and posture to reduce strain on the muscles and joints.

Pain Management

Many pregnant women experience back pain, pelvic pain, and other discomforts due to changes in posture, weight distribution, and hormonal influences.

 

Our Physical Therapists can provide exercises and techniques to alleviate these discomforts.

Core Strengthening

Strengthening the core muscles, including the pelvic floor muscles, is important for maintaining stability and preventing issues such as diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles)

Pelvic Health

Prepartum physical therapy can help women learn how to properly engage and relax the pelvic floor muscles. This is important for both childbirth and postpartum recovery

Breathing and Relaxation

Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can be beneficial for managing stress, promoting relaxation, and preparing for labor.

Most Common Diagnoses Treated With Pre/Post Natal Therapy

Pelvic Girdle Joint Pain (sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, sacral and coccyx joint dysfunctions)​

Lumbar/Lower Back Pain (including lumbosacral nerve root irritation/sciatica)

Upper Quarter Conditions (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and thoracic outlet syndrome)

Cervical/Upper Back Pain

Muscle Spasm/Myofascial Pain (piriformis, gluteal, paraspinal, abdominal musculature

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (weakness, pain, improper neuromuscular control and/or incontinence)

What You Can Expect

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Breathing and Relaxation Techniques

Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can be beneficial for managing stress, promoting relaxation, and preparing for labor.

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Core Strengthening

Strengthening the core muscles, including the pelvic floor muscles, is important for maintaining stability and preventing issues such as diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles).

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Postpartum physical therapy often involves pelvic floor rehabilitation to address issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pain during intercourse

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Gradual Return to Exercise

Our therapist guide women through a safe and gradual return to exercise, taking into consideration individual recovery timelines and any specific concerns.

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