Prenatal Care

Physical therapy can be a great asset to the care and well-being of the pregnant client.  Education, exercise instruction, treatment of orthopedic conditions/pelvic floor dysfunction, and prevention of injury through postural and movement re-education are all areas where physical therapy can help.

It is sometimes difficult to assess when to send patients to physical therapy, as some complaints are common during pregnancy, and, often, symptoms seen to resolve on their own.  These symptoms, however, can point to dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system, which is exacerbated by the added stresses of pregnancy.  With a physical therapy evaluation, these areas can be quickly addressed, and the patient educated as to how to take better care of their bodies during and after pregnancy.  Early intervention can reduce the possibility of greater difficulties arising later in pregnancy, when treatment options are more limited.  Early intervention can also reduce difficulties during delivery and postpartum.


Prenatal Back & Neck Pain

Sacroiliac Pain

Prenatal Coccyx Pain

Pubic Symphysis Separation

Abdominal Diastases Rectus

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Pelvic Pain

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic Pressure/Prolapse

TENS for Labor and Delivery

Physical Therapy for Expectant Moms and New Moms PDF


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