We treat Pregnancy Health and Wellness with a unique collaboration of professionals unlike other PT clinics. We love working with pregnant women! Our Pregnancy Health and Wellness Program is designed to minimize complications that may arise prior to pregnancy, throughout pregnancy, during labor and delivery and post-partum. Here is a layout of how we approach Fertility, the Prenatal, Perinatal and Postnatal periods. We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with current evidence based approaches and providing each patient with a unique and quality experience.
With a pelvic floor therapist on staff, we can address and assist mothers with concerns around conception and fertility. We collaborate with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) specialists around the city to optimize outcome for parents.
During the prenatal period a woman undergoes various physical changes. Sometimes, these changes carry over into the postnatal period. Therefore, it is important for all pregnant women to understand and tend to the prenatal changes to their bodies to optimize their postnatal recovery. In our prenatal program we will assess and educate a patient on what to expect in the coming months of their pregnancy and prepare an individualized physical therapy plan for the three terms of pregnancy. This will include manual therapy, massage therapy, childbirth education with Christina Reilly, education regarding proper body mechanics and posture, stretching and strengthening activities including prenatal Pilates.
Christina Reilly, our childbirth educator, is also our beloved Doula. She helps assist new parents by providing physical, emotional and informational support during the birthing process.
During the postpartum period, we will provide new mothers with support to address concerns around pelvic floor and abdominal weakness. We will provide a post-partum musculoskeletal assessment and pelvic floor assessment (if necessary). We treat musculoskeletal pain issues surrounding post-pregnancy physical changes, such as back pain, SI joint dysfunction, neck pain, radiculopathies and pelvic floor issues such as Urinary and Fecal Incontinence (UI), Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Prolapse.