There is a common myth that pain, discomfort and disability go hand-in-hand with pregnancy, and there’s not much pregnant women can do about it. While most pregnant women will experience some discomfort during pregnancy and the postpartum period,
there are treatments that can combat some of it and make pregnancy a more enjoyable experience.
Ligaments grow lax due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. If there were any previous muscle or joint problems, especially in the pelvic region, it’s more likely you will experience pregnancy-related problems due to muscle weakness, pain and
Health care providers at Beaumont offer physical therapy treatments and pain management techniques to help alleviate some pregnancy-related discomfort. Whether you experience pain in your lower back, hip(s), pelvis or elsewhere, physical therapy may offer
The Beaumont pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy program treats a wide variety of diagnoses including but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pubic symphysis pain
- Diastasis recti
- Post C-section
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
When working with pregnant or postpartum patients, physical therapists can perform some manual therapies , guide exercises and offer assistance in the form of support devices. Strengthening and stabilizing the pelvic floor and core muscles can keep some
types of pain at bay and can reduce the risk of incontinence during and after pregnancy. Massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy can encourage relaxation and reduce pain.
Postpartum physical therapy
Women’s health specialists recommend a pelvic health checkup after delivery. Postpartum physical therapy usually focuses on pelvic floor quality and general strength and stability. Your therapist has the knowledge to evaluate, perform tests and
develop individualized treatment plans that meet your unique needs.
Pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy is offered at Beaumont outpatient facilities in several communities throughout the region. We offer flexible, convenient appointment times to accommodate busy schedules. If you’re experiencing these symptoms,
talk to your doctor and ask for a referral. Call Beaumont at 248-655-3191 to make an appointment.