During pregnancy and following the birth of a child, a woman may develop some spinal and pelvic dysfunctions that physical therapists can provide hands-on treatment to address. Our treatments can include instruction on exercises to focus on muscular imbalances, as well as guidance and modifications of activities that may be difficult during the prenatal and post-partum phases. Physical therapy will focus specifically on prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction that can worsen later in life (pelvic organ prolapse; urinary incontinence, pelvic pain).
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms during pregnancy or post-partum, speak with your doctor about a referral to a physical therapist.
- back, sacral, hip, pelvic or rib pain
- pain in the neck or upper back
- sciatica, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet or other nerve symptoms
- decreased ability to do normal daily activities
- weak or tight muscles
- pelvic pain with intercourse, use of tampons or gynecological exams
- desire to start or continue exercise program
- urinary incontinence
- fecal incontinence
- pain associated with Cesarean-section scar