After childbirth, women may experience changes that may not have been present before the pregnancy.  Whether delivery was a Cesarean section or vaginal birth, most women can benefit from some post natal physical therapy following delivery. Along with teaching the best postures and body mechanics for feeding, lifting and carrying your new baby, therapists at Zion Physical Therapy can address these issues:

Post-natal symptoms:

  • Low back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence secondary to pelvic floor weakness
  • Scarring after C-section, episiotomy or perineal tear
  • Diastasis recti (Abdominal separation)
  • Prolapse
  • Abdominal muscle weakness

Post-Natal Physical Therapy Treatment Includes:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Biofeedback if needed
  • External and internal manual therapy if needed
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Support belts.
  • Core strengthening
  • Posture education, lifting techniques and biomechanics