Pre and Post Natal Programs

Premier Rehab Physical Therapy | Pre and Post Natal Programs

Physical therapy during pregnancy can prove to be useful for remedying common discomforts. The reasons for back pain vary from person to person, but the majority of back pain concerns can be accounted for by one of the following reasons:

  • An increase in hormones
  • Gaining additional weight
  • Added stress
  • A change of the body's center of gravity
  • A decline in posture

Four of the above factors can be directly addressed with a proper physical therapy program. Here is what you should look for in a physical therapy program:

  • Created and managed by a licensed physical therapist
  • Focused on building strength, increasing flexibility and improving posture
  • Encompasses home based exercises appropriate for your diagnosis
  • Proactively looks for any weakness which may become a problem later

Pregnancy is a strain on one's body, but is a condition that physical therapy can intervene to lessen this strain. A proactive strength, flexibility and stabilization program can be very beneficial to preventing or decreasing the intensity of pain symptoms, thus making your pregnancy experience a more positive one. Incorporating many approaches that may include our Pilates program including mat and reformer apparatus. We will design a program just for you and your pregnancy.

Premier Rehab Physical Therapy | Pre and Post Natal Programs

"Over the last 40 years, the average age of women having their first child has risen from 21.4 to 25 years of age.Due to the fact tha many women are juggling both the demands of pursuing higher education and the competitive nature of today's workforce, more and more women are having their first child after the age of thirty five. As a result, many women becoming pregnant are less physically active in their daily lives. This decreased activity, along with the increasing national prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle, leaves an alarming number of women less prepared for the strenuous journey of carrying and delivering a baby."1

  1. http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/physicaltherapy.html