Pre/Post-Natal

Pregnancy related hormonal changes and  structural changes can cause unexpected aches and pains. Physical therapy can help alleviate your pain and discomfort by aiming to correct:

 
  • Joint & Soft tissue dysfunction
  • Structural alignment
  • Posture

 

Common Ailments with Pregnancy

  • Low back pain, sciatica
  • SI (sacroiliac) pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Postural dysfunction/thoracic pain
  • Costochondritis (rib pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Edema
  • Diastasis
  • Pelvic floor weakness

 

Pre- and Post-Natal Treatment

  • Manual therapy – hands on treatment for joint and soft tissues
  • Education – sleep positions, sitting and standing precautions, how to minimize stress on the joints
  • Strengthening – exercise and Pilates

 

Pre- and Post-Natal Massage

  • Reduces edema (swelling in the joints)
  • Decreases nerve pain, especially due to sciatica and carpal tunnel symptoms
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Reduces muscle tension and headaches
  • Increases circulation
  • Increases oxygen to soft tissues and muscles
  • Better sleep
  • Can decrease symptoms of depression

 

Massage therapy is a powerful tool that helps you to take care of your overall well-being during and after your pregnancy.