Pelvic floor physical therapists can address so much when it comes to pregnancy and birth prep. Learning effective positions and pushing, evaluating your posture, establishing an exercise routine, improving muscle strength, and empowering your partner can make a tremendous difference for your pregnancy and childbirth.
Most people hear the words pelvic floor, and automatically think of kegels (or pelvic floor contractions). Yet, there are many cases where quite the opposite is more important.
Pelvic organ prolapse does not limit the activities and life you are able to have; it takes finding the right ways to do those things you want.
Next time you are backed up, skip straining like crazy on the toilet and try I Love U (or abdominal) massage instead!
Other birth professionals can address a range of concerns at any stage of prenatal or postpartum care. Learn who to involve in your birth team.
Our physical therapist Courtney had the pleasure of speaking with Arin from The Onas Collaborative about pelvic floor physical therapy and maternal care.
Take the questionnaire below to find out if you have a pelvic floor dysfunction and would benefit from seeing a pelvic health physical therapist!
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is the formal name for leaking urine while sneezing, laughing, running, etc. Here is the good news, you CAN do something about this to keep your pants dry and boost your confidence.
Five guided exercises to help you finally see a change in your hip flexibility for better performance and less pain.
About 50% of women will experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in their lifetime. Most women complain of a bulging, heavy, or pressure sensation in their vagina, which often gets worse after increased activity or being on their feet. Learn a few exercises that can help relieve symptoms quickly.