How Can I Benefit from Portpartum Physical Therapy?
Posted Jun 14 2012 12:00am
Women commonly experience uncomfortable symptoms,
such as aches and pains in their back, hop, groin, and pelvic area, during and
after pregnancy. While these symptoms are normal, they sometimes are a sign
that something needs further attention. Furthermore, many women’s discomfort
can be easily treated and prevent with physical therapy.
In order to prevent any major complications, postpartum
therapy and pelvic floor physical therapists Oakland practice encourage women
to discuss any painful symptoms with a specialist. Physical therapy techniques can greatly help prevent prolonged pain and discomfort.
During a physical therapy session, the therapist
works with the patient to determine the source of the pain and if the patient
has limited movement in any areas. A combination of exercises is then used to
restore proper body mechanics, posture, mobility, strength, function, and core
strengthening. Patients are also encouraged to engage in a home exercise
program in order to accelerate their recovery.
Soft tissue techniques including pelvic mobilization
and myofasical release are also used to heal and strengthen the connective tissue
in the affected areas. Such therapies help relax the connective tissue so that
painful symptoms are diminished.