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Pelvic Floor Rehab

Pregnancy & Birth Prep
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Pregnancy is a unique time in your life. This may be the first time people in your life are talking about how you will birth and what's common versus what's normal. 

Although back pain and bladder leakage are certainly common because of the weight of the growing belly, it's definitely not normal!

We are specifically trained in pregnancy-related aches & pains unique to this time. Some common pregnancy related pelvic floor issues include: 

 

  • Sciatica

  • Low back pain

  • Hip & sacroiliac pain

  • Tailbone pain 

  • Bladder leakage

  • Prolapse

  • Neck pain/upper back pain

  • Pain with sex 

Birth Prep is a specific type of proactive treatment during pregnancy, It is not reactive to your pelvic issues later down the road. 

By utilizing pelvic floor & core birth prep strategies:

 

  • Confidently take control of your labor experience

  • Optimize your risk for perineal tearing

  • Lower your risk for a c-section

  • Know how to prevent bladder leaks

  • Lift your kids and groceries without back pain

  • Have a safe and effective exercise routine 

  • Know how to push effectively

  • Transition seamlessly into postpartum

  • Never have to wonder "is this normal" after the birth

How it Works:

Schedule your 1:1 pregnancy or birth prep initial assessment

Set goals with your PT to address pelvic issues or prepare for birth to prevent issues

Receive a personalized plan of care with access to follow up sessions on a frequency that meets your needs

The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology recommends all birthing people to have a pelvic floor physical therapy assessment in the first 3 months

We not only specialize in your pelvic floor & return to exercise recovery, but we also help you transition into motherhood with better nutrient stores & understanding your postpartum fertility.

Our healthcare system does not prioritize taking care of mom postpartum. ONE 6-week follow up appointment with your OB or midwife does not meet the needs of a new mom. 


At this visit, you will likely find out that everything has returned to normal, and you will be given the green light to return to sex, exercise, and to get on birth control.

What often happens is that our patients are so excited to find out this good news, so they try to run or go back to their favorite exercise & experience heaviness, leakage, or pelvic pain.

They start to question if this is really that big of a deal because the doctor said they were fine. 

The 6-week mark postpartum is just the beginning of your recovery

Postpartum Conditions:

  • Diastasis Recti

  • Bladder retraining

  • Stress & urge urinary incontinence (leakage)

  • Constipation

  • Fecal incontinence 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, rectum)

  • Scar massage

  • Low back pain/pelvic girdle pain

  • Pain with sex (dyspareunia)

  • Postpartum return to exercise 

  • Perineal tear

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Fertility Awareness for natural birth control

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