Did you know that physical therapy can be incredibly useful if you’re pregnant? Being pregnant can be quite strenuous on your body and it can help to know some exercises to maintain mobility, flexibility, and strength. There are many reasons why you may want to include physical therapy in your prenatal care plan, including the following:

Pain reduction:

Around 50 – 70% of women experience lower back pain during pregnancy. Physical therapy has helped many women with this kind of discomfort. Our physical therapists are specifically trained to help minimize many different kinds of pain and are prepared to help you manage yours.

Strength training:

Childbirth is strenuous on your muscles. Exercises you will learn during physical therapy will help strengthen the muscles that are key to a successful and smooth labor. Your physical endurance can also be increased in your hip, back, and core muscles.

Post-pregnancy care:

Staying active and participating in physical therapy during your pregnancy will help you transition into your post-pregnancy body and help minimize complications that may arise from childbirth. Physical therapy can help strengthen your pelvic muscles which will lead to less urinary incontinence caused by pregnancy. We can also help guide you with exercises to aid in returning to your pre-pregnancy weight.

For these reasons, and many more, you may want to consider participating in physical therapy during and after your pregnancy. We can help improve your experience during one of the most important and exciting times of your life!