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Pregnancy & Postpartum Treatment

A woman’s body is capable of remarkable things - pregnancy being one of the most awe-inspiring of them all. The ability to adapt, support, and provide nourishment from the moment of conception to the moment of childbirth is an incredulous feat. But with the changes that the body goes through during a pregnancy, comes the discomfort and pain that you may experience during those nine months.

HOW WE HELP DURING PREGNANCY

In prenatal mothers, a major cause of pain and discomfort comes from the added weight put on as the baby grows and develops. In a domino effect, the center of gravity changes, as well as the woman’s posture as her body responds. This can then put stress on the lower back, as well as the pelvic floor muscles, which is a common problem in moms-to-be. During pregnancy the pelvic floor supports the extra weight of the baby, and then it helps in pushing the baby through the vagina during childbirth. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises are one of the ways in which FYZICAL works to prepare women for the strain that pregnancy and childbirth have on their body. These sessions are tailored to each individual woman to assist in maintaining the strength of those muscles.

SOME OF WHAT WE TREAT DURING PREGNANCY:

  • PELVIC FLOOR
  • PELVIC FLOOR
  • DYSFUNCTION
  • ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN
  • SACROILIAC JOINT PAIN
  • SYMPHYSIS PUBIS DYSFUNCTION
  • TAILBONE PAIN (Coccydynia)
  • PELVIC GIRDLE/HIP PAIN
  • CONSTIPATION
  • HEMORRHOIDS
  • SCIATICA
  • CARPAL TUNNEL
  • BACK AND NECK PAIN
  • INCONTINENCE
  • EXERCISE PROGRAM
  • MANAGING THE PELVIS TO OPTIMIZE POSITIONING

HOW WE HELP DURING POSTPARTUM

In postpartum mothers, we recommend attending at least one to two PT sessions to rehab the muscles after the trauma of labor, and the pregnancy as a whole. If the birth was by means of vaginal delivery, mothers can start as soon as 2-4 weeks post-birth, and if it was a cesarean delivery, new mothers can attend 4-6 weeks post-op (if given clearance from your medical advisor).
Physical therapy, postpartum, gives women a chance to get their bodies back to feeling, and moving great with daily and recreational activities. A large part of that recovery has to do with postpartum posture care and body mechanics. As a baby develops over the course of those nine months, so do the ways in which a woman functions. From sleeping, to sitting, to lifting, to physical changes that are difficult to see, there are many reasons why PT should be a necessity after childbirth.
Physical therapy sessions strengthen your muscles, boost flexibility, and reduce or eliminate abdominal separation that may have occurred during pregnancy which can help alleviate some of the added stress on your spine. By strengthening your body, you ultimately provide the foundation for a faster, and more thorough recovery, meaning you get to spend more time with your newborn, without pain or discomfort.

SOME OF WHAT WE TREAT DURING POSTPARTUM:

  • EXERCISE PROGRAM
  • PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE (POP)
  • LEAKING OF URINE, STOOL, AND/OR GAS
  • URINARY/FECAL URGE/ FREQUENCY
  • PAINFUL SEX OR PENETRATION• PELVIC FLOOR SPASMS/ PAIN/DYSSYNERGIA
  • CONSTIPATION
  • DIASTASIS RECTI
  • WAKING AT NIGHT TO URINATE
  • POSTPARTUM SCAR TISSUE MOBILITY (C-Section, Episiotomy or Tearing)
  • SYMPHYSIS PUBIS DYSFUNCTION
  • TAILBONE PAIN (Coccydynia)
  • PELVIC GIRDLE/HIP PAIN

If you or someone you know is having concerns about recovery from childbirth or feel your quality of life has been affected, we’re here to help! Call us to schedule your FREE consultation.

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