Physical Therapy Can Ease Delivery and Recovery Of Your Little One!

Are you currently expecting a baby? For several individuals, pregnancy is a very exciting time. The body is going through so many changes because a new little person is developing!  These changes often include postural adjustments, increased load on the pelvic floor, and ligament stretching and thickening.

These changes the body undergoes may also cause back pain and problems with the pelvic floor, as well as muscle fatigue that can contribute to urinary incontinence and difficulties triggering core muscles.

Pregnancy is a normal part of life, which can be pleasant with pre and post-natal therapy. We combine therapies such as massage therapy and pelvic floor therapy Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy to help make the pregnancy and childbirth process as smooth as possible.

At our Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, and Hershey, PA clinic, our goal here is to prepare your body for the journey ahead, so that you can concentrate on getting ready to welcome your new little one into this world.

If you are an expectant mama or one who recently gave birth, don’t hesitate to contact Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy today! We’ll help make your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery as easy for you as possible.

Common symptoms during and after pregnancy

Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy can help mothers deal with pre and postnatal pains as their bodies experience the effects of pregnancy and childbirth.

Some of the most common symptoms that expecting or new mother’s experience are:

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Prolapse, or the sensation that the organs are “dropping”
  • Pain during sex
  • Inability to fully empty the bladder

Know that you have treatment available to relieve your pain, and avoid it from coming back in the future if you are having these symptoms. Within 6 weeks of giving birth, several new moms start seeing a physical therapist, and some even earlier!

You will be better prepared for one of the greatest challenges in your life by incorporating physical therapy in your prenatal and postnatal care: delivering and caring for an infant.

Physical therapy to prevent scarring

Because of C-sections or episiotomies, pregnancy can result in scarring. This can trigger restrictions in the body’s myofascial system. When you attempt to move, this may result in a decreased range of motion or unpleasant sensations and pain.

Our Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury, and Hershey, PA physical therapy practice utilizes unique strategies of myofascial and scar-release to remove these constraints and avoid further compromise of the myofascial system.

Diastasis recti, also referred to as abdominal separation, can also affect some women. Diastasis recti can interfere with the strengthening of the muscles of the abdomen and cause what some people refer to as the post-pregnancy “pooch.”

To diagnose and treat this pre and postnatal pain, our therapists will use the best evidence-based clinical expertise possible!  We carry out our treatment plans with compassion, concern, and understanding, so you can be assured that no matter what part of your pregnancy you are actually in with your recovery, we will take care of you and do our best to ensure the highest possible result!

Pregnancy is hard. Allow us to help you on your journey.

Bringing a new life into the world should be an exciting and happy time for you and your family. If you’re experiencing pre or postnatal pain, look no further for a solution. Contact Us Today at Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dauphin, Shrewsbury & Hershey, PA Centers to request an appointment, and we’ll create a plan to help you with your pregnancy!