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.
Why physical therapy?
About 50-70% 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.
What symptoms does physical therapy treat?
Most physical ailments experienced during and after pregnancy can be treated with physical therapy. Benefits include:
- Pain relief
- Postural education
- Myofascial release
- Improved body mechanics
- Deep tissue massage
- Increased muscle strength in hips, back and abdomen
- Weight loss
What do treatment plans address?
Physical therapy is a medically-based profession specializing in pain relief. Our physical therapist will provide you with specific exercises to make your pregnancy easier and healthier. These include exercises to improve the following areas:
- Joint alignment
- Muscle strength
- Nerve involvement
To learn more about the health benefits of incorporating physical therapy into your pre- and postnatal care, call (312) 943-7850.