Pelvic Health and Postpartum Rehab

Specialized Focus in C-section Recovery

Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist

COMMON POSPTARTUM CONDITIONS

  • Scar adhesions
  • Leaking during exercise or activities
  • Chronic constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Painful sex
  • Diastasis recti or mommy pooch
  • Flat mom butt
  • Difficulties with achieving body fitness goals

Welcome!

My comprehensive services include lifestyle behavioral interventions that address both physical health and cognitive health so that my client can be empowered to succeed. As a result, my services are more effective at achieving positive functional outcomes. Services are available to individuals across the postpartum lifespan. So if you child is 6 weeks old or your grandchild is 6 weeks old, let’s improve your quality of life!

Why Pelvic Health and Postpartum Rehabilitation?

  • The body develops compensatory movement patterns during pregnancy and postpartum, which lead to musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. Also, the postpartum body needs progressive strength rebuilding exercises for optimal functional performance. Without correct instruction and progressive training, compensatory movement patterns can worsen and pelvic floor issues can develop from long-term overloading of the pressure system.
  • Education and instruction for pelvic floor dysfunction. Risk factors include the weight of your baby, constipation during pregnancy, respiratory conditions that include chronic coughing, pelvic floor issues prior to delivery, and vaginal tearing during delivery. A c-section is not protective against pelvic floor issues.
  • Scar tissue from a c-section can disrupt the productivity of fascia movement, visceral mobility, and musculoskeletal function. Immobility and tightness in one area leads to over recruitment and adaptation of other areas of your body. This creates compensatory movement patterns and pain, which can lead to kinesiophobia – fear of pain due to movement. Therefore, it is important to seek out the holistic, mind and body approach of occupational therapy for pelvic floor therapy and postpartum rehabilitation.
  • Rehabilitation from your previous pregnancy and delivery is an important step to physically and mentally preparing you for your next one.

Click here to find out more information about pelvic floor and postpartum rehabilitation services.