Physical therapy can help women overcome injury, stay active during pregnancy and prepare their bodies for birth, and to safely return to exercise and full activity over the postpartum period. Every woman who is pregnant or postpartum should have their pelvic floor function checked to decrease risk of developing pelvic issues over the lifespan. Common issues can include: spinal, pelvic and hip pain, neck pain, urinary leakage and/or urgency, sexual dysfunction, diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse.
Treatment sessions start with thoroughly discussing clients’ preferences and concerns, treatment options and setting personalized goals. Sessions include hands on treatment and corrective exercises to guide healing. Some treatment options which are tailored to clients’ needs include joint mobilization, spinal manipulation and trigger point dry needling to optimize whole body movement and eliminate pain.