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Pregnancy and Postpartum Pain Management

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but it can also cause some discomfort as your body changes.

Therapy can provide relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy. It treats the causes of pain to help relieve the strain on your body and make your pregnancy more enjoyable.

Common Conditions Before and After Pregnancy

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatica – pain of the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lower back down the back of each leg

  • Sacroiliac pain – can feel like a sharp jolt down the side of your back and hips and could extend to your legs

  • Pelvic pain – a feeling of stress and heaviness in the pelvic area – below your belly button and between your hips

  • Pubic Symphysis Separation/Pain – Pubic bone pain occurs later in pregnancy when hormones cause the pelvis to loosen to make delivery easier for mom and baby. Sometimes this separation can cause pain at the end of pregnancy or immediately after. If you have pubic symphysis separation, you may be able to hear your joints click as you walk or change position. You may also experience pain in the lower back, hips, pelvic region and legs.

Physical Therapy for Pregnancy Pain

The Partners In Rehab Pelvic Floor Dysfunction program can help to address the causes of pelvic pain during pregnancy and after delivery.

Your treatment will be tailored to you and may include:

  • Exercise
  • Manual, hands-on stretching
  • Gentle joint mobilization – gentle movement of the joint through its normal range of motion
  • Massage
  • Cold/heat treatment
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Education about posture
  • Evaluation for sacroiliac or maternity back braces

Physical Therapy Locations

Your treatment is provided in a private, relaxing atmosphere at:

Becoming a Patient

In most cases, patients can receive physical therapy without a physician referral. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

A physician referral is required for patients with:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Workers Comp.
  • No Fault insurance

If you do not have a physician, click here to find a Catholic Health primary care facility near you or search our physician directory.

More Information

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