Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
What is Pregnancy and Postpartum Health?
Pregnancy and postpartum health is an important part of staying well through this challenging life event.
Don't worry Agile is here for you. We understand how emotionally and physically challenging it can be to carry, deliver, and recover from pregnancy. That's why we have specialized physical therapists that are uniquely trained in pregnancy and postpartum care to help you achieve your goals. Pregnancy and postpartum states carry unique challenges that should be treated with empathetic consideration. Whether is pain or urinary incontinence, our caring pelvic physical therapists have the skills and sensitivity to support healthy pregnancies and facilitate effective postpartum recoveries.
How can physical therapy help me in my pregnancy and postpartum health journey?
First, our specialized pelvic physical therapist will ask you about your medical history, current state, and future goals. Our physical therapists want to get to know YOU and what's important in your life. Secondly, they will perform a physical exam that will look at your movement and strength. This information will help your physical therapist determine areas of opportunity to help you achieve your goals. Lastly, your physical therapist will collaborate with you to create a shared plan of care. This plan often includes exercise, manual therapy, education, and activity modification such as breastfeeding positions.
We know it's hard to leave your little one to take care of your pregnancy and postpartum health, so try a convenient telehealth visit! Our pelvic floor physical therapists can guide you through a physical therapy exam right in your home!
Pregnancy and postpartum health conditions we treat (include but not limited to):
- Postpartum recovery for vaginal or c-section
- Urge frequency (urinary or fecal)
- Low back pain in pregnancy
- Exercise modification in pregnancy or postpartum
- Round ligament pain
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Pelvic floor spasm / pain
- Scar pain or immobility (c-section, episiotomy, tearing)
- Pelvic floor dysfunction or weakness
- Joint pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
- Pain during of after pregnancy
- Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Urinary incontinence
- Anal incontinence
- Pudendal neuralgia
See our pelvic floor resource page for tons of helpful tips on all things pelvic floor!
At Agile Physical Therapy, our caring and empathetic therapists will work with you to achieve your goals. Learn why Agile is the best in the business.