Postpartum Pelvic Floor Health | Peak Physical Therapy | Braintree MA

There is so much preparation and excitement that goes into the birth of a child, whether it is completed through a cesarean section (c-section) or vaginal delivery. In many cases, once the birth is complete, the baby’s health and happiness becomes the sole focus, and the mother’s tend to get pushed to the side. Ignored hormonal and physical changes related to pregnancy and delivery may increase your risk of pelvic floor complications which can cause discomfort, pain, and functional impairments, such as a loss of bladder control. Peak Physical Therapy is here to explain why no mother should have to experience postpartum pelvic pain, and how physical therapy Braintree MA specifically geared towards the restoration and rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles can benefit you.

Types of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

More often than not, women experience multiple complications post-pregnancy, and managing these issues can feel overwhelming when juggling a multitude of tasks. The most common postpartum pelvic floor complications women face are:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Dyspareunia (pain with sexual activity)
  • Scar pain (caused by a C-section or repaired vaginal delivery)
  • Low back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Diastasis Recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • Hernias

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Treatment with Peak Physical Therapy

Due to the many issues that relate specifically to women and their pelvic floor health, at Peak Physical Therapy we have dedicated programs for directly treating these conditions. Physical therapy Braintree MA for women’s pelvic health begins with a thorough evaluation to identify the source of the problem, gain an understanding of your past medical history, and decide what goals each of you have for your rehabilitation. Your therapist will then develop an individual treatment plan based off of your muscle strength, pelvic functions, and other symptoms to achieve optimum results. It is important for new moms to wait at least six weeks after delivery before starting therapy, so the body has a chance to heal. While treatments are case and symptom-specific, common treatment sessions include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching or relaxation exercises
  • Scar massages
  • Coordination exercises
  • Behavioral modifications
  • Patient education
  • Heat, ice, or electrical stimulation

Don’t ignore your body’s signs that something is wrong. Postpartum pelvic floor health is extremely important to the overall health of the mother. To achieve optimal levels of success through physical therapy Braintree for pelvic floor issues, practicing exercises, stretches, and techniques provided by your physical therapist from Peak Physical Therapy outside of the office is pertinent. As a team, the mother and her physical therapists will work together alongside her gynecologist, midwife, or other providers to ensure that the care is coordinated and appropriate for the best pelvic floor rehabilitation results.

Peak Physical Therapy Braintree MA

Our South Shore Physical Therapy practice specializes in physical therapy including many specialty programs including return-to-sports, vestibular, pelvic health, post-concussion, aquatics, and more. Locations include physical therapy Braintree MA, Norwell, MA, Hanover, MA, Pembroke, MA, Quincy, MA, and Scituate, MA and serves the physical therapy Hingham MA and Weymouth MA areas. Our specialized programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities allow us to meet the unique needs of our local patients and achieve the fastest results. If you are unsure whether this type of treatment can help you, we offer a no-obligation FREE injury screening. Click here for more information.

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