August 25, 2013 by inspiritpt
Physical therapy can be a very important part of a woman’s obstetric care. Historically, treatment for pain or muscles weakness was not a routine part of prenatal and postpartum care; women thought since pain is common during pregnancy they just had to live with it. Times have now changed. A Physical Therapist (PT) can provide relief and help manage pain that may occur in the back, shoulders, rib cage, groin, and other areas. These symptoms may stem from hormonal factors and changes in posture and weight. PTs can create a personalized plan to prevent or minimize other conditions that will appear throughout the pregnancy, including swelling in the hands and feet, carpal tunnel, headaches, sciatica and dizziness. Physical therapists can also provide techniques to help women manage pain during labor and delivery. In the weeks after the baby is born, a PT can help you reduce your pain, regain your strength, and return to exercising safely earlier. If you or someone you know is experiencing pain or discomfort during pregnancy or after childbirth, consider physical therapy. Our experienced physical therapist are specially trained to help in dealing with the pain and discomfort so Mama can experience the bliss and excitement that is meant to be experienced during pregnancy and baby’s first weeks.