The Pregnant Patient

There are many changes that occur within the female body during pregnancy that can lead to pain and discomfort.  Growing a new life requires an increase in hormones, a shift in the center of gravity of your body, weight gain, changes in postural alignment, and added stress.  This can lead to back and pelvic girdle pain and diastasis recti, as well as incontinence.  These changes can be addressed throughout the prenatal period to help with symptom relief and management. Through patient education and awareness, recovery in the postnatal period can be optimized.  

Services Offered/Conditions treated include:

  • Postural training and movement awareness
  • Back pain/neck pain/sacroiliac pain
  • Round ligament pain
  • Hip/pelvic girdle pain
  • Osteitis pubis/pubalgia
  • Pubic symphysis separation
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Costochondritis
  • Diastasis recti prevention and management
  • Labor and delivery preparation
  • Perineal massage and instruction
  • Urinary and bowel urgency, frequency, incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic floor muscle training, awareness and strengthening for optimal prenatal and postpartum results 

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