Postpartum

Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a c-section, pregnancy and childbirth change a woman's body forever. One of my favorite sayings from a prominent women's health physical therapist is "once postpartum, always postpartum." With a vaginal childbirth, there is trauma to the pelvic floor and the muscles and support structures surrounding the pelvic floor. This can lead to pain, urine leakage, fecal leakage, and feelings of "heaviness" in the pelvic floor. Some women may feel like something is in their vagina, such as a tampon, although nothing is in there. Even if you had a c-section, there can still be trauma to the pelvic floor, especially if you were in labor before the c-section. In addition, a c-section is a major surgery. After a c-section, many women have areas of sensitivity and pain surrounding their incision and other areas. Are you nursing? Many women can get pain in their upper back and shoulders from nursing, which can be helped greatly by physical therapy. I can evaluate you as a whole person and we can decide on a treatment plan that is right for you to accomplish your goals.