Throughout the journey of pregnancy, it is not uncommon for expectant mothers to encounter issues that are treatable with physical therapy. It is our goal to help our expecting patients have as comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy experience as possible.
Common issues that are expecting mothers are more likely to develop during pregnancy include:
- Carpal Tunnel
- Low Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Swelling of the hands, feet and ankles
- Sacroilliac pain
How can physical therapy help?
At ABove Physical Therapy, there are a variety of options available to expecting mothers, depending on their symptoms and phase of pregnancy. Often gentle exercises and stretches are prescribed to reduce discomfort. All exercises are adapted to ensure the safety of the patient and her child. Other techniques may include manual therapy, postural correction, and education on appropriate body mechanics as the women adjust to an ever-changing body.
Women who are not suffering from severe pain or other physical conditions may opt for one of our wellness options available to expecting mothers. Wellness services for expecting mothers include:
- Prenatal or postpartum pilates
- Prenatal or postpartum yoga
- Prenatal massage
- General strength and flexibility training