Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time for any woman. As the baby grows, the physical changes of the body can take their toll and result in low back pain and sciatica (radiating pain down the leg). Older women and those that lead a more sedentary life are often more likely to experience more pronounced discomfort. Our physical therapists at Progressive PT have extensive experience successfully evaluating and treating musculoskeletal issues that are unique associated during pregnancy and after the birth of your child.
Identify the cause of the problem
There are a number of contributory reasons for this pain including:
- Hormonal Changes
- Change in the body’s center of gravity
- Weight gain
- Posture changes
The good news is that you don’t need to suffer with pain during pregnancy.
Personalized programs based on your changing body that are safe for you and the baby
Other musculoskeletal problems such as knee, hip, or shoulder pain may arise and our experienced physical therapists have the knowledge and training to address these and other issues. Because of your changing body we develop a personalized program that is adaptable to your capabilities, ensuring they are safe and effective for you and won’t harm the baby.
Getting back in shape after the baby arrives
After pregnancy, we can help you regain your figure, strength, and stamina. In addition, one of the most common conditions we see is shoulder pain due to increased weight of the breasts and position of feeding your new bundle of joy. We can help you learn the correct positioning and address any soft tissue issues to reduce pain and give you more mobility.
This should be a time of joy and happiness and we will do everything in our power to make sure you are feeling strong and healthy.
Pilates available in our Costa Mesa office
Pilates used in conjunction with traditional physical therapy treatments is a safe and effective option to help with back and musculoskeletal issue during pregnancy and after the birth of your child. Please call us for more information.