conditions we treat
Pregnancy is physically demanding, with many changes happening in a women’s body during this time including posture/spinal shifts, pelvis girdle widens, ligaments soften, muscles stretch and tighten. In fact, there are orthopaedic changes from head to toe! These changes introduce unique challenges for the body. Our team has advanced training in treating pregnancy conditions, preparing your body for childbirth and optimizing perineal health through the process.
The whole body is involved in pregnancy; therefore, we will assess and treat the whole-body during pregnancy. Your physical therapist will work with you to minimize pain, while keeping you active and exercising.
Your physical therapist will develop an individualized plan for you based on your needs. However, typical physical therapy treatment during pregnancy includes the following:
Manual therapy to improve muscle length/tension
Safe exercises to engage core, pelvic floor, hips and low back
Strategies to improve movement patterns and body mechanics with daily activities
Education for bowel, bladder, diastasis recti, prolapse and other pregnancy related conditions and strategies to minimize these conditions during and after pregnancy
Pregnancy related conditions we treat: