Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

Women’s Physical Therapy: Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Physical TherapyOne of the most common conditions that almost 70% of the pregnant women struggle with is lower back pain. The main reason for this lower back pain is lack of alignment as a result of the center of gravity moving forward. As the pregnancy continues and the baby continues to grow in the womb there is some constraint on the mid-back, shoulder, and the entire neck-area. This eventually results in back pain.

Besides, the normal pain in the back and the hip bone, women have complained of some stabbing pains around the abdomen and uterus. There are many changes that occur in the body of a woman during her pregnancy resulting in various parts of her body aching. However, at Fusion Physical Therapy, our experienced and trained women’s health physical therapist can aid you with effective treatments to go through pregnancy successfully.

What really causes stabbing pains around uterus?

  • Round pain ligament – usually occurs during the second trimester
  • Cramping – occurs as the uterus expands
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Gas

Chronic pain could be an indication of something more serious like a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Nevertheless, there are sharp pains even when you have a normal pregnancy. But if your pain is accompanied by the following you need to see a doctor immediately:

  • Vomiting
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Blood flow
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in walking

How Do We Help You?

Most of the expectant mothers who visit Fusion Physical Therapy complain of lower back pains and pain around the uterus. Jackie Saravane, our trained women’s health physical therapist, can help with conditions that are caused during and after pregnancy. Jackie will partner with you to create a customized tratement plan that may include one or more of the following treatments:

  • Heat and Ice Treatments which will be used cautiously
  • Stabilization exercises including core muscle training and pelvic floor muscle exercises
  • Therapeutic exercises which tone muscles, reduce fatigue and improve metabolism

If you are seeking quality patient care and would like to relieve pain during and after your pregnancy then call us today to book an appointment!