Pre/Post Partum Care

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Pregnancy results in a substantial amount of physical changes as your body grows and adapts to carry new life. At Pelvic Forward Physical Therapy, we want to make this monumental life transition as easy as possible.

Pelvic physical therapy during the prepartum and postpartum stages can treat the potential discomfort and difficulties that emerge and prevent future issues.

Prepartum dysfunctions commonly seen include:

  • Low back pain

  • Lower extremity pain

  • Hip tightness

  • Pelvic girdle pain

  • Leakage

  • Rib pain

  • Postural changes

  • Difficulty with overall mobility

Interventions can also be used prepartum to improve the delivery process by preparing you and the perineal region for birth.

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Postpartum concerns commonly seen include:

  • Low back pain

  • Perineal pain

  • Scar pain,

  • Urinary and fecal leakage

  • Difficulty resuming activities such as exercising, sex or household chores

  • Core weakness

A pelvic physical therapist can manage and reduce your physical symptoms by addressing postural changes, body mechanics, strength impairments and muscle tissue changes.  Some mothers notice after giving birth a thinning or separation of the abdominal wall called a diastasis recti abdominis which can be also addressed by your pelvic physical therapist.

Throughout all stages, we perform a musculoskeletal examination to identify what structures are affected by your symptoms.  We then devise an individualized treatment plan to help you improve your daily function and get you moving forward.

Common Conditions treated:

  • Low back pain

  • Lower extremity pain

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence

  • Perineal pain

  • Caesarean Scar Pain

  • Rib and mid back pain

  • Sacroiliac pain

  • Pubic symphysis pain

  • Episiotomy scarring or pain

  • Vaginismus

  • Dyspareunia/Pain with intercourse

  • Coccyx pain/Tailbone pain

  • Sciatica

  • Difficulty resuming exercising, sex, work or household activities

Is physical therapy appropriate for me?

If you are having any discomfort which has coincided with your pregnancy or has worsened subsequently, or you’d like to prevent potentially injury- pelvic physical therapy is a resource you should definitely pursue. We advise you if physical therapy is appropriate and provide you with the care needed to address your concerns. It's never too late throughout your pregnancy or too late afterwards to come in for an assessment to discuss how incorporating pelvic physical therapy can help you.

Are you ready to take control of my pelvic health needs with the expert care You deserve?

If you're looking for a pelvic physical therapist in the Asheville area Schedule your initial evaluation below or call for questions 828-738-2332

We also have developed a unique program to help people without current issues to prepare to give birth and the 4th Trimester. We call this Push Forward. Click HERE for more information.