Pregnancy physical therapy has gained in popularity over the last several years as women seek more natural methods for pain relief, easing discomfort, and enhancing the body’s ability to have a smooth pregnancy and birth. Prenatal physical therapy is definitely a great way to prepare your body for birth while relieving some of the aches and pains that go hand-in-hand with the physical changes your body is experiencing.
While there are many different aches and pains that are associated with pregnancy, one of the most common and the most debilitating is back pain. The good news is that this is an area that can definitely be helped by physical therapy. You can receive immediate pregnancy back pain relief through hands-on care and modalities in the office and learn exercises and stretches to help relieve your pain throughout the day.
Wow, my leg has gotten better in just 3 sessions.
Obviously, each individual and each pregnancy is different, and your back pain might not be related to the following, but these are the most common reasons for back pain pregnancy symptoms. Some women have multiple causes, so the pain can fluctuate and change over time.
One of the first steps you should take when you become pregnant or when you are preparing for a pregnancy is to get a prenatal exercise program. Strengthening your entire body, with a focus on prenatal back exercises, can go a long way toward preventing pain in the first place, reducing the severity and length of pain, and preparing your body for delivery.
As your pregnancy advances, you’re likely to feel more aches and pains all over, but the focus may turn to your low back which continually has to bear more stress and strain while being pulled out of proper posture. If you’re wondering how to relieve back pain during pregnancy, physical therapy is definitely the solution. You’ve moved beyond the stretching and pregnancy back pain exercises portion of care and now you need a little extra help. Back pain relief during pregnancy can often come from modalities that a skilled physical therapist can perform.
You’ll notice that there aren’t many modalities available during pregnancy to help relieve your pain, but pregnancy back pain treatment is still possible with these options when they’re performed by a skilled physical therapist.
The best way to get pregnancy lower back pain relief is through careful and prescribed exercise and pregnancy stretches for back pain. If you develop new pains or pains in a different area, it’s best to connect with our physical therapy team before trying any new exercises to make sure you’re not suffering from an injury and to adjust your program to include care for new pregnancy back pain.
If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy and living in the downtown New York City area, it’s time to connect with our office and book an appointment today. From the minute you walk in our door of our modern downtown offices, we will work to accommodate you. We understand that many of our patients work on Wall Street and in downtown NYC, which is why we have early morning and late evening hours, so you don’t have to miss work.
Our medical team at Physical Therapists NYC is here to help you prepare for pregnancy by getting you in great physical shape and creating a foundation of strength that will make pregnancy easier. It’s not just about a smooth delivery but easing the pains that are normal and occur throughout your entire pregnancy. If you experience back pain during your pregnancy, connect with our office to get a customized treatment plan and learn some techniques that will help you manage pregnancy back pain throughout your pregnancy and even after delivery.
Connect with our office today to schedule an appointment to begin your prenatal physical therapy program and to learn how to ease back pain throughout your pregnancy and as you recover.
We'll start with an evaluation to address your concerns. You don't need to be in pain to benefit from physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, post-surgical rehabilitation, recovering from an injury, or preventing further issues, I'll address your concerns and figure out the best plan of action for you! Once we come up with a plan based on your needs and concerns, we'll start to work on mobility and strengthening. You'll be guided through these movements in every session. You will also be provided with hands-on treatment, including stretching and massage, as well as other therapeutic techniques which will further enhance your recovery and allow you to achieve your wellness goals.
There should always be an active component to your rehab program which includes various types of therapeutic physical therapy exercises, not just passive modalities. Exercise increases muscle flexibility, mobility, and strength, as well as promoting healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints, keeping you safer and stronger in the future. Some soreness and tightness with exercise is expected, it’s a normal part of exercise to feel sore after working your muscles the right way.
Each body heals differently. There is no one exact timeline for recovery of any condition. The duration of the program will depend on an individual’s healing rate as well as the condition being treated. There are many concerns that need to be addressed, including pain, range of motion, strength, and overall function. Each of these are matters that take time and patience to build upon. There are many factors that impact how long it will take each individual patient to recover. Routinely attending therapy sessions, following protocols and precautions, being aware of lifestyle-related comorbidities, maintaining a healthy diet, and performing home exercises all help on the path to recovery.
We always emphasize the importance of ongoing regular exercise, maintaining a strong yet flexible body, and general good health habits. A home exercise program helps a patient maintain the progress and gains made during treatment in order to remain pain-free and functional.