This is the second in a two-part series on pregnancy health from a physical therapy perspective.
At the base of your pelvis lie your pelvic floor muscles. They play a role in, among other things, your urinary and bowel movements, and your reproductive function. And when you’re pregnant, they become heavily impacted.
Over the course of the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body will go through some significant changes, including from a hormonal, weight, posture, and center of gravity perspective, and more. This can create some significant aches and pains.
Physical therapy can help you manage these aches and pains, as well as to better make it through the changes associated with pregnancy. Through physical therapy, you can:
- Reduce back pain
- Reduce pelvic pain
- Improve posture
- Prepare your body for delivery
- Help your body recover after delivery
To find out more about physical therapy, and how it might be able to help you, contact a physical therapist clinic in your area.
And if you happen to live in Washington DC or the surrounding area, including Bethesda, Arlington, Alexandria, Hyattsville, Bowie, Annandale, Silver Spring, Mclean, or more, contact Capitol Physical Therapy. Our experienced physical therapists are ready to help you with all your pre-natal physical health needs.
Book your appointment at Capitol Physical therapy today.
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Capitol Physical Therapy offers orthopedic and other pain related solutions, with our versitile team of physical therapists in Washington, DC