Physical Therapy is a medically based profession specializing in pain relief by identifying and treating the causes of pain in each individual. Our goal is to educate our patients so they can be independent of their program.
Home Exercise: it is fair to expect your pregnancy and labor to be easier and go quicker following any strength and flexibility enhancements.
PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM
Treatment plans take a comprehensive approach by working on pain’s typical triggers:
- Managed by a certified professional.
- Focused on building strength, increasing flexibility and improving posture.
- Pregnancy is the ultimate strain on one’s body and Physical Therapy can intervene to lessen this strain.
Additional weight, poor posture, stress, and control of the center of gravity are not independent of one another. A change in your center of gravity affects your posture, which causes the muscles to work harder. Increased exertion creates fatigue, which leads to a decreased motivation to be active. Though it is difficult, this domino effect can be slowed greatly with the help of physical therapy. Lower back pain is an all too common reality for many expecting mothers. As the uterus and baby grow, the mother’s center of gravity moves forward. This shift increases the amount of force the muscles must generate for everyday support causing women to slump forward. Over time this poor alignment creates muscle tightness in the pectoral muscles, rolling the shoulders forward and creating increased stress on the muscles of the neck, shoulders, and mid-back. If these muscular factors are not addressed, these forces will ultimately be translated down to the low back, an area that is already under a great deal of stress because it is supporting the increased center of gravity.
During Pregnancy Treatment Focuses on:
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- Core Stability & Strength Training
- Postural & Pelvic Floor Re-education
- SI (Sacroiliac) Belt Fitting – as needed
- HEP (Home Exercise Plan)
Post-Partum Treatments for:
- Diastasis Recti
- Scar Management
- Body Mechanics
- Core Strengthening
- LBP (low back pain) / Abdominals / Pelvic Floor Strengthening
- Nerve Pain