What We Treat
Issues During Pregnancy
Pelvic floor therapy can be very beneficial for pregnant women, as pregnancy and childbirth can put a lot of strain on the pelvic floor muscles.
During pregnancy, the weight of the growing fetus can weaken and stretch the muscles of the pelvic floor. Pregnancy can also create tension in these muscles. Each of these conditions can lead to a variety of issues, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and discomfort during sex.
Pelvic floor therapy during pregnancy typically involves a combination of exercises, stretches, and manual therapy techniques. Because every BODY is different, pelvic floor therapy looks different for each individual and can focus on either strengthening and toning or decreasing tension in the pelvic floor muscles. This can be especially important in the later stages of pregnancy, as the baby grows larger and the strain on the pelvic floor increases.
Physical therapy during pregnancy can also help with common problems that arise like low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and pubic symphysis joint pain. An experienced pelvic floor therapist can get you to the finish line and make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible in the process.