Pre/Post Natal Pain Relief
With pregnancy, the body experiences many changes, including postural adjustments, increased load on the pelvic floor, and stretching and thickening of the ligaments.
Changes such as these can cause back pain and pelvic floor issues. Muscle weakness may also lead to urinary incontinence and difficulty activating core muscles. Though these are some of the more unpleasant parts of pregnancy, pre and postnatal pain treatments can help your body better prepare for the journey ahead. At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we integrate techniques such as massage therapy and pelvic floor therapy to help make your pregnancy and delivery process as smooth as possible.
During the delivery process, you may need to undergo a procedure that might result in a scar, such as a c-section or an episiotomy. These can cause restrictions in the myofascial (create link to myofascial or manual therapy page) system of the body. Our Southeast Michigan physical therapy practice uses specific myofascial and scar-release techniques to eliminate these restrictions and prevent your myofascial system from being further compromised.
Some women might also suffer from diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation. Diastasis recti can interfere with the strengthening of the abdomen muscles and cause the belly to “pooch.” Our physical therapists use the latest evidence-based clinical knowledge in the field to identify and treat this condition.
HealthQuest Physical Therapy can help mothers deal with pre- and post-natal pains as their bodies experience the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Our Southeast Michigan physical therapists will also help in addressing any problems that may arise during this time.
After childbirth, women should have a follow up with a physical therapist in order to put back on a proper exercise and stretching program. Some women notice changes after childbirth, that might have not been present during pregnancy. Again, these discomforts can be treated.
- Back pain
- Diastasis recti
- C-Section, episiotomy, or perineal tear
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Urinary or fecal incontinence
- Pelvic pain
Physical Therapy Treatment Includes:
- Customized treatment plan
- Personalized exercise and stretching program
- Soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, deep tissue massage
- Muscle energy techniques
- Therapeutic exercise
- Posture, lifting techniques and biomechanics
Don’t suffer, we can help!
You don’t need to suffer before or after delivery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll create a plan to help you along your pregnancy. By including physical therapy in your prenatal and postnatal care, you can be better prepared for one of the biggest challenges in a woman’s life: delivering and caring for a baby.