Postpartum Physical Therapy

In Other Industrialized Countries postpartum women are often seen by a physical therapist to address pain issues, teach proper body mechanics for handling a new baby, and to help achieve a faster recovery. Physical therapy can be a valuable tool to empower women during the transition to motherhood.

TYPICAL POSTPARTUM ISSUES

  • Low back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Wrist & Hand pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Vaginal pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary/fecal incontinence
  • Abdominal muscle weakness
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Scar tissue (vaginal, c-section, or other)
  • Cesarean section rehab
  • Poor posture

HANDS-ON APPROACH

Through the use of manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, and cranialsacral therapy, proper body alignment is restored, and then women are instructed in a specific exercise program tailored to their individual needs.

A UNIQUE METHOD

Unlike physical therapy sessions at most clinics, Debra Goodman, MSPT will spend an hour with each patient individually.  Patients will never feel rushed.  Treatment will be individualized to each patient’s particular needs.

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pelvic floor PT is a branch of orthopedic PT devoted to dealing with problems specific to the pelvis and genital organs including:  urinary incontinence, genital pain, painful intercourse, interstitial cystitis, and vaginal scar tissue from episiotomies or tears usually from childbirth.  Pelvic floor physical therapists are specially trained to internally evaluate and treat the muscles of the pelvic region to help address the above issues.  Many people still do not realize that excellent treatment options exist for these types of problems.