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Prenatal Physical Therapy

Did you know that pregnancy does not have to include back pain or urinary incontinence?

It sounds crazy but it is true! When thinking about all the changes that a pregnant body undergoes within a span of months, it's no wonder that aches, pains, and pelvic floor issues sometimes pop up. But, believe it or not, a good majority of these common complications can be prevented. In addition, contrary to popular belief,  if symptoms are already present they can be alleviated prior to giving birth in most cases. 

Pregnant woman

What conditions can prenatal PT help with?

Prenatal PT can address many common orthopedic issues, including: 

  • Back pain

  • Hip pain 

  • Neck pain 

  • Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction

  • Sacroiliac joint pain

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence

  • Prolapse

  • Pelvic pain including pain with sex

  • Difficulties walking

  • Balance issues 

Can prenatal PT begin at any point in my pregnancy?

Yes! Pregnancy related problems can pop up at any point in the pregnancy and treatment is readily available anywhere from 1st trimester to labor and delivery.

What does treatment normally include?

A tailored treatment plan will be created based on your specific needs. Common prenatal PT treatment normally includes:

  • Soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic massage)

  • Gentle joint mobilizations and muscle stretching

  • Exercises and creating a personalized home exercise plan

  • Biomechanical analysis and education (modifying certain movement patterns that may be contributing to pain)

  • Postural correction where it may be helpful

  • Walking analysis and training (looking at the way you walk and correcting any abnormalities that may be contributing to your pain)

Where do we meet for sessions?

All up to you! You have the option of meeting at our office, meeting at your home, or meeting virtually. You can also switch how we meet with each session. Check the FAQ page for more info. 

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