Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy… a must for the Postpartum Female!
Did you know that in Europe, every woman is sent to a pelvic floor physical therapist immediately postpartum? EVERY WOMAN!
I wish we all did this in America! Do you know how many conditions we could have treated early and enhanced their recovery?
Well, it is a lot!
Why is this so important?
You just experienced a marathon event in your delivery experience. Even if everything goes right, the changes to our body are still occurring until about 4-6 weeks postpartum. This doesn’t take into account the changes if you are breastfeeding as well.
Another reason you can take longer to recover postpartum… YOU AREN’T SLEEPING!
You may just be trying to make it through your day because you are so tired. That is why just minor changes to your diet, body mechanics and easy stability exercises can make a big difference in setting you on the path to recovery.
Our goal is to enhance awareness about pelvic floor PT so we can help more women feel like themselves again during this postpartum time.
So, I have put together a list of 3 important things new moms need to know:
First, regardless of whether a woman is immediately postpartum, or years past, incontinence should not be happening with coughing, sneezing, lifting or even exercise. The good news is that a return to lifting is in the future… all without incontinence!
Second, it is extremely common to have back and pelvic pain after delivery. New mom’s bend and lift their baby more in one day than they would do in half a week. The issue becomes that pain is inhibiting to our core muscles. So, the more we keep the “No pain, No gain” philosophy, the worse it becomes. And… incontinence will get worse if the pain persists.
Third, improvements in the “Mommy Belly” are possible. At 36 to 38 weeks postpartum 99% of women will have some sort of diastasis. Regardless of whether the gap measures 1 finger or 4 fingers, it is still possible to strengthen the core and decrease that feeling of abdominal bloating.
If things are done properly… no more wearing pads, mapping out the closest rest stops
while driving or having difficulty getting through the day because of pain.
And yes…exercise is in the near future… even those high impact ones:)
HERE’S WHAT TO DO NEXT:
If this sounds helpful, I’ll share how my clients are getting improvements in their
pain, incontinence and diastasis in this FREE ONLINE TRAINING =>
We are currently offering three options for the busy mom.
1. VIRTUAL ONLY, SELF PACED platform where you will have access to 34 modules over 12 weeks and you can email Rachel for support. It includes self help ideas from birth until 3 months. Everything from How to move to minimize pain, Diet & Stress Management Tips, Exercise Progressions and more! You will have 6 months of access to work on everything at your own pace.
2. GROUP + VIRTUAL platform. This is a group class, one will be in-person (limited to 6 people with masks and social distancing in place) and the other will be virtual (limited to 10 people). This includes all the virtual classes mentioned above along with a one hour group class with Rachel. The class will be from 12:30 to 1:30 for 6 weeks. The live class will be on Tuesday and the virtual on Thursday via Zoom.
**All in-person & virtual classes will start the week of November 3rd and are recurring.
You can email Rachel to get further information @firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 610-873-3076.