Prenatal and Postpartum Physical Therapy
At Sage Physical Therapy, we are passionate about prenatal and postpartum physical therapy. Our hope is that by talking about the pelvic floor and acknowledging the discomfort or pain we are feeling, it can help normalize conversations around the changes a body can experience as a result of carrying, delivering, and taking care of a child.
Click here to watch a TED talk about Rethinking Postpartum Care in the United States.
Prenatal physical therapy can help you maintain a healthy level of physical activity during pregnancy and prepare your body for giving birth. Prenatal physical therapy can include:
Pelvic floor physical therapy
Reducing pelvic girdle (tail bone) discomfort
Using biofeedback and education to prepare for labor and the birthing process.
Postpartum physical therapy can help regain strength in the core and pelvic floor and reduce the risk for postpartum pain and incontinence. Postpartum physical therapy services include:
Minimizing Back Pain
Addressing Diastasis Recti Abdominis
Post-Partum Pelvic Floor Rehab (including incontinence and prolapse)
Post-Partum Posture Retraining
Releasing tight scar tissue (c-section incisions & perinea nerve tears)
Safely return to your favorite sport or activities.
The Value of Prenatal and Postpartum Physical Therapy
Did you know that pelvic floor physical therapy is considered standard postnatal care in many countries around the world? In these countries, a new parent can receive care after pregnancy to assist with their full recovery after the stress on the body of pregnancy and childbirth.
Click here to read an article about France’s Healthcare for New Parents.