PRE-NATAL AND POSTPARTUM THERAPY
Women’s health issues can be detrimental to mental, physical, and social health interfering with one’s lifestyle and enjoyment. However, you are not alone and the good news is that you can be helped with the right Physical Therapy treatments.
Pregnancy Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Pregnancy demands a tremendous amount out of a women’s body. Changes in posture, muscle strength, ligament stability, and pelvic alignment can leave lasting and painful changes such as pelvic or back pain. However, having a child doesn’t mean that you have to live with the painful changes forever and most women can have significant improvements in their pain and function with physical therapy.
Our Physical Therapist's address the musculoskeletal components of pregnancy and postpartum issues including incontinence, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and prenatal joint/muscle dysfunction. Weakness, poor muscle coordination, abdominal strength, and bladder habits may also contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunction.
After evaluating the muscles, joints and/or nerves contributing to pain, our Physical Therapist's will recommend modifications of posture and review proper body mechanics/bowel/bladder habits. Other treatments include soft tissue massage, mobilization, stretching, and core stabilization.