Prenatal Physical Therapy
Expecting mothers can experience various forms of muskulo-skeletal pain and discomfort during their pregnancy. In most cases, there is no need to suffer! Physical Therapy can naturally and gently reduce pain in the following areas:
- Neck Pain
- Upper and Lower Back Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Vaginal Pain
- Pain, Numbness, or Weakness in Hands
Of course, always discuss pregnancy-related abdominal pain with your Healthcare Provider.
Physical Therapy can also assist women in learning how to coordinate their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in order to facilitate vaginal birth.
Perinatal Physical Therapy
During pregnancy, the body releases relaxin, a hormone that increases joint laxity. This can lead to subsequent injury to the lower back, sacroiliac joint and pelvic floor. In some countries, 20 sessions of PT for Pelvic Rehabilitation are a standard part of Perinatal Care! Physical Therapy can help mothers recover from pregnancy-related pain or dysfunction, such as:
- Painful Sex
- Painful Exercise
- Back Pain
- Vulvovaginal Pain
- Tailbone Pain
Experience a more comfortable pregnancy, birth, and recovery with the help of an knowledgeable Physical Therapist. For insurance coverage questions, click here.