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:
- Joint alignment
- Muscle strength
- 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
- 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.