Women’s Health and Obstetric Physical Therapy
Obstetric Physical Therapy helps women who are currently pregnant, or recently have been pregnant, continue to maintain an active lifestyle. During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes a series of physiological and anatomical changes. Everyday activities can become difficult, as their ligaments become more flexible and their center of gravity changes.
One on One Physical Therapy provides Obstetric Physical Therapy services that address the women’s health care needs that are unique across the lifespan.
Our physical therapists focus on movement patterns that decrease the strain on overloaded joints, while safely increasing core strength and postural education.
After childbirth, our therapists will examine the soft tissue that may have been impacted by birth.
Common diagnosis are:
- Perineal tears which can affect urinary/ bowel health as well as intercourse.
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) which is a separation of the rectus abdominis. This can lead to postural instability and back pain.
- Stress Incontinence which is common but not normal three months after delivery.
- Post Cesarean care to retrain their abdominal muscles, as well as mobilize the scar tissue.
Our services may include neuromuscular training, lymph massage, manual therapy, exercise prescription and education on bowel and bladder health.