Pregnancy is a beautiful process, both to witness and to experience, and the female body has an amazing ability to protect and heal itself during the changes that ensue throughout the process of gestation, birth, and post-partum.
Make no mistake, though: pregnancy and birth are also phenomenally difficult physical feats, and physical therapy can greatly alleviate the challenges you may encounter along the way. Pregnancy nearly always involves pain and discomfort associated with musculoskeletal and postural changes to the body, for example.
Many women also have specific goals for their bodies during pregnancy, such as weight management or simply maintaining strength and functionality throughout the pregnancy and post-partum period. We work with you to discover your goals in addition to helping you handle unexpected issues that arise throughout pregnancy.
We can help you choose the most comfortable delivery and nursing position, manage your episiotomy or C-section scar, and start you on your path to improving your core and overall functional strength. Whatever physical problems are concerning you, we’re here to help figure out solutions that work for you and your baby.
While the cause of pregnancy is fairly straightforward, the cause of many pregnancy-related issues is not. The physical stresses of pregnancy can vary widely from woman to woman, and can be caused by any number of issues specific to your medical history, your body, and your daily habits.
We’ll perform a complete evaluation to discover any musculoskeletal, neural, posture or biomechanical problems you may have. We’ll also take a full health history, and identify specific physical limitations that may be contributing to your discomfort. We’ll then prescribe therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques and a home exercise program tailored specifically to you.
If you have any of the following problems, our women’s health program can help:
- Urinary/Fecal Incontinence
- Uterine Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Scar Management from C-Section or Episiotomy