Future moms and current moms can benefit from prepartum and postpartum physical therapy which reduces pain and helps prevent train muscles to reduce complications.
Benefits of Physical Therapy Pre and Post Partum
Physical therapy is an essential part of pre and postpartum care. It is a non-invasive way to manage pain, improve mobility, and prevent potential issues that can arise during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Benefits of Prepartum Physical Therapy:
- Pain management: Prepartum physical therapy can help manage pain associated with pregnancy. As the baby grows, it puts pressure on the pelvic floor, back, and legs, leading to discomfort. Physical therapy can help relieve pain and improve mobility.
- Prevention of complications: Physical therapy can help prevent complications such as diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy. It can also prevent urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
- Pelvic floor muscle training: Physical therapy can help train the pelvic floor muscles, which can improve bladder and bowel control, reduce the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, and improve sexual function.
- Preparation for childbirth: Prepartum physical therapy can help prepare for childbirth by teaching them proper breathing techniques, positions for labor and delivery, and exercises to improve strength and mobility.
Benefits of Postpartum Physical Therapy:
- Recovery from childbirth: Postpartum physical therapy can help with recovery from the physical strain of childbirth. It can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore strength/stability in the pelvic floor, back, and abdominal muscles.
- Treatment of diastasis recti: Postpartum physical therapy can help treat diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy. Physical therapy can help close the gap between the muscles and improve core strength.
- Pelvic floor rehabilitation: Postpartum physical therapy can help rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles, which can help prevent urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
- Management of breastfeeding-related issues: Physical therapy can help manage issues such as neck and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and wrist tendonitis, which can arise from breastfeeding.
At Rose Physical Therapy Group, we offer personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Our team of physical therapists are trained to work with clients during pregnancy and after childbirth. We use a variety of techniques such as manual therapy, pelvic floor exercises, and therapeutic exercise to help clients manage pain, improve mobility, and prevent potential issues that can arise during pregnancy and after childbirth. Our team of physical therapists is dedicated to helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness during and after pregnancy.
Schedule an appointment at either our Navy Yard office just a few blocks from Capitol Hill or our downtown Washington, DC office between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square.