Carrying a child is an amazing experience, but it does not come without its physical toll on our bodies. During the first moment of pregnancy, our bodies begin to change. The hormones Estrogen and Relaxin spike in the first trimester to relax ligaments. And that nagging back pain that you thought was taken care of years ago? Unfortunately, it can rear its ugly head again due to decreased stability at the joints and ligaments around our bones. In fact, an estimated 50-70% of women experience back pain during pregnancy.
Physical therapists are able to help offer relief by working with expecting mothers on their posture, stability and strength through our Pregnancy Back Pain Treatment program, but pain is not the only reason to seek physical therapy during pregnancy.
Many women want to learn safe forms of exercises to keep strong and agile during pregnancy. Even after that little bundle of joy is born, physical therapy is beneficial to regain core stability, reduce overuse injuries, learn safe lifting and carrying techniques, and provide soft tissue mobilization for those aching muscles. In your personalized treatment plan, we will work with you to both relieve your pregnancy back pain and strengthen your body where needed.
Whether it is pre- or postpartum, a physical therapist at Camelback Sports Therapy is here to help you every step of the way. And, once your little one is born, if they may encounter any physical therapy needs of their own, our Pediatric Physical Therapy is available to help them achieve the strength, balance and developmental milestones common for their age. Our team looks forward to cheering them on by your side!