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pregnancy care with physical therapy

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy | Prep & Prepare for Delivery

Physical therapy during pregnancy can prove to be useful for remedying common discomforts like back pain or for enhancing your body’s ability to have an easier and smoother pregnancy and birth. Physical therapy is not just for recovery. Talk to your health care provider about incorporating physical therapy into your prenatal care.

Pregnancy And Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Between 50% to 70% of pregnant women experience back pain

There are various reasons for back pain, but the majority of back pain issues are usually one of the following reasons:

  • hormonal changes
  • changes in the body’s balance
  • additional weight gain
  • added stress 
  • changes in posture

Pregnancy Physical Therapy for Relieving Pain

Treatment plans are based on these common pain triggers:

  • added stress from postural changes 
  • joint alignment issues
  • loss of muscle strength
  • loss of flexibility 
  • nerve involvement due to pregnancy 

Pregnancy Evaluation & Treatment:

A specialized physical therapist at Libre Physical Therapy will evaluate key areas of concern and create a customized treatment and exercise plan that is unique to your diagnosis and personal goals.  You will also receive valuable information on how to protect your body during delivery and a plan of action for the post-delivery period.