Postpartum Care

Hey there, Beautiful Mama!

Are you tired of people asking you when you are due because your belly feels weak?

Do you pee every time you cough, sneeze or run?

Do you feel like you have to pee every 10 minutes?

Is sex painful or not as enjoyable?

Are you having trouble returning to your normal fitness routine?

Are you having heaviness in your pelvis or have you been diagnosed with prolapse?

You have come to the right place! We have helped many postpartum moms meet their personal, sexual and fitness goals.

Pelvic floor physical therapy helps to address all of the symptoms above and more!

Let's get you feeling like yourself again!

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Our approach for pelvic floor physical therapy is beyond simply assessing only the pelvic floor.  We assess your overall mobility and movement patterns to determine why the pelvic floor symptoms are occurring. Looking at the pelvic floor alone does not ensure long-term results because it is only one piece of the puzzle. 

 

We want to help you learn how to move, exercise and understand your body so you can feel better long-term. Think of it as an investment in your overall health.  Your health is priceless.

 

Treatments can be performed internally (intra-vaginally) and/or externally to reduce pain/dysfunction and address the root cause of your symptoms.

Your physical therapist will walk you through every step of the assessment and will ensure you feel comfortable during each treatment session.

Diagnoses That We Treat

Diastasis Recti

What Is It?

This is the separation of the middle (linea alba) of the rectus abdominis (aka the "six" pack muscle).

 

As you can see in the picture, this can occur in different areas of the abdomen.

This is common during pregnancy and can continue to occur after giving birth.

 

Many women complain that they:

  • Still "look pregnant"

  • Feel like they cannot engage their abdominals

  • Notice bulging with using their abdominals

Schedule an appointment or complimentary consult below:

How Can We Help?

Urinary Incontinence

What Is It?

This is accidental leakage or increased urgency

to urinate often. Many women believe they simply

need to accept because they are a mother- this is not true! 

 

This can be successfully treated in pelvic floor

physical therapy.

Many women complain that they:

  • Pee with they sneeze or cough

  • Fear they will leak when running or jumping 

  • Fear not being around a restroom because of an urgency to pee often

Schedule an appointment or complimentary consult below:

Prolapse

What Is It?

This is when the pelvic organs start to "fall down" into the vagina. The image shows the different types of pelvic organ prolapse.

 

Many women complain that they:

  • Feel heaviness in the bladder, back or around the vaginal opening or anus

  • Feel like they are wearing a tampon 

  • Notice bulging around the vagina or anus

  • Experience double voiding, aka peeing a few minutes after you already have 

Schedule an appointment or complimentary consult below:

Pain with Sex

What Is It?

Pain with sex is unfortunately a common dysfunction of the pelvic floor. However, we have helped many women return to having pain free sex. 

Many women complain that they:

  • Cannot tolerate any vaginal penetration

  • Have pain with deep penetration and inital penetration 

  • Have pain or discomfort in certain sexual positions

Schedule an appointment or complimentary consult below:

Frequently Asked Questions

I am on my period, can I still come for an appointment?


Yes! We can complete all activities externally if you are not feeling well enough for an internal assessment.




What postpartum or pelvic floor conditions do you treat?


  • Urinary incontinence (urgency or impaired bladder control)
  • Pain with sex
  • Prolapse
  • Vulvar pain
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum care, including returning to exercise
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pelvic, hip, SI joint and low back pain that has not resolved with orthopedic physical therapy or other conservative treatments




How many visits will I need?


Each diagnosis is different. It depends on the diagnosis, how long it has been occuring for and symptom intensity. We will make recommendations on how often to attend after your initial evaluation, but we work with your budget and time to make the best possible plan to fit your needs.




What is an internal assessment?


An internal assessment is when your physical therapist assesses the 3 layers of the pelvic floor through the vagina or rectum. We also assess strength and coordination as well. However, if you are uncomfortable with this, we can complete everything externally.




Do you treat male pelvic floor dysfunctions?


At this time we do not. However, we can make some local recommendations of other physical therapists who perform male pelvic floor physical therapy





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