Physical Therapy Pregnancy Related Services

Pregnant women are frequently very busy and tired and put off exercise and/or seeking treatment for pregnancy-related aches and pains.  Physical Therapy, however, can provide quick relief and education to promote an active and pain-free pregnancy. It is also very important for prenatal patients to learn pelvic floor strengthening exercises (Kegel's) to help them throughout the pregnancy and their lifetime.

Common conditions treated by physical therapy during pregnancy and post-partum include:

  • Low back and neck pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Incontinence 
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Varicose veins 
  • Leg and foot pathologies 
  • Decreased energy level 
  • Rehabilitation after cesarean section

Physical and Occupational therapy treatment includes:

  • Biofeedback
  • Manual therapy for pain relief and muscle reeducation. 
  • Strain/Counterstrain 
  • Education in body mechanics and muscle energy to reduce pain and promote alignment.
  • CORE strengthening

For more information on our services please call 434-654-8333 or visit the Therapy section on our website.

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