Physical therapy during pregnancy

Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for remedying common discomforts like back pain or for enhancing your body’s ability to have a smoother pregnancy and birth. Physical therapy is not just for recovery. Pregnancy can result in low back or pelvic pain. The good news is that you don’t need to suffer with pain during pregnancy. It has been shown that physical therapy can help to decrease or even eliminate pregnancy-related low back pain and improve your function through manual therapy, spinal stabilization exercises, and education on sitting, standing, lifting, use of support pillows, and turning in bed.

Education and exercises help ease this pain for most women. Exercises focused on the muscles around the spine and pelvic floor as well as strength training, aerobic exercise, and balance training appear to work best. Our trained staff at Advanced-Rehabilitation can evaluate your needs and come up with the best solution for you.

Some people believe that back and pelvic pain during pregnancy will get better once the baby is born. However, that is not the case for at least a third of women. If you have low back or pelvic pain during or after pregnancy, education and exercise therapy can help. Ours physical therapist can teach you the right exercises and explain how to alter the way you perform some activities to best reduce your pain. Our therapists can also help you decide whether other treatments, such as manual therapy or braces, might be helpful. After a thorough evaluation, our knowledgeable staff at Advanced Rehabilitation will customize a treatment program that will work best for you. So call us today at our erie office at 833-2022, or stop in one of our 3 convenient locations.