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Why Physical Therapy?

About 50% to 70% of pregnant women experience back pain.

Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for remedying common discomforts like back pain or for enhancing your body’s ability to have a smoother pregnancy and birth.

Treatment plans address:

  • Posture
  • Joint alignment
  • Muscle strength
  • Flexibility
  • Nerve involvement

Physical therapy at Northwestern Center for Orthopedics can help lessen the strain from pregnancy. A proactive strength, flexibility and stabilization program can help prevent or decrease the intensity of painful symptoms, making your pregnancy experience a more positive one.

What Symptoms Does Physical Therapy Treat?

Most physical ailments experienced during and after pregnancy can be treated with physical therapy. Benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Postural education
  • Myofascial release
  • Improved body mechanics
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Increased muscle strength in hips, back and abdomen
  • Weight loss

Physical therapy is a medically-based profession specializing in pain relief. A physical therapist will provide you with specific exercises to make your pregnancy easier and healthier.

A Balanced Approach to Weight Loss

Northwestern Center for Orthopedics offers a comprehensive weight loss program designed to help you get back in shape after pregnancy in a safe and healthy way. Through exercise, nutritional counseling, motivation management and diagnostic assessments, our experts have the knowledge and experience to help you reach your goals.

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