You could benefit from physical therapy during your pregnancy!
Pregnancy can significantly affect your overall daily functioning. A woman’s body goes through incredible physical and hormonal changes before and after delivery. For years, discomfort associated with pregnancy has been accepted as a normal part of the process. Today, many physicians recommend physical therapy to relieve the discomfort experienced by pregnant women and help prepare the pregnant body for an easier delivery and recovery process.
Pregnancy places unique demands and stresses on your body. As your baby grows, your muscles work harder to support your fetus. Therefore, routine tasks may be more difficult and/or painful. Because each pregnancy and person is different, it is hard to predict how your body will react to these changes. It is important for each woman to take an active role in her health and the health of her baby. This is done by making smart choices in aspect to exercises, stretches, posture, body mechanics, etc.
Pain in muscles and joints is a routine part of pregnancy IF the mother-to-be does not know about the options available to her.
Women who are in good shape with tones muscles will go through pregnancy and post-pregnancy with a great deal less pain, shorter labor times, and fewer complications.
Long-term pain, injuries to the mother and baby, and complications can be avoided if daily activities are done with correct posture and body mechanics.
What’s happening to my body?
The following changes occur during pregnancy:
Areas of pain experienced during pregnancy:
When women are in the final months of pregnancy, the extra weight they carry can cause poor posture resulting in back pain. The natural buildup of fluid can cause limitations in daily activities. Pain and discomfort naturally decrease the ability or desire to exercise. Exercise is the key to combating pain.
Benefits of Exercise
Frequently Asked Questions
What does physical therapy offer?
Physical therapy is an option that most people do not utilize. Often, muscle and joint pain can be eliminated or reduced with appropriate gentle conditioning routines and education designed and administered by a physical therapist. Aquatic Therapy, where 80% of the weight on the abdomen, back, and lower extremities is reduced, can be a great option for pain reduction and safe exercise.
Accomplish Important Goals
Learn Practical Skills for Daily Life
Aquamed Dry Hydrotherapy
ATM (Acute Therapeutic Movement)
Integrative Dry Needling