Pre & Post Natal Therapy
No two women experience pregnancy and delivery in quite the same way. Pain during pregnancy can diminish the joyful anticipation of expecting a child, while pain after delivery can contribute to more serious conditions such as post-partum depression.
Pregnancy and delivery can significantly alter the anatomy and function of the abdominal wall and pelvic floor. To compensate, women often develop non-optimal habits for standing, sitting and lifting. These habits can further overload the joints, muscles and organs and lead to complications in the years to come. By restoring function early, we hope to decrease the number of women who will go on to experience back and pelvic pain as well as incontinence and organ prolapse.
Healing Tree offers pre- and post-natal treatment to help new mothers adapt to the changes their bodies experience in the process of pregnancy and childbirth and address problems that may arise during this time.
- Spinal problems can be addressed with physical therapy, changes to sleeping methods, and changing the way daily activities are performed.
- Pregnancy-safe exercises can help promote an active and healthy pregnancy, improve posture, and make recovery easier. Personalized exercise routines are designed to work within your busy schedule.
- Pelvic floor weakness can contribute to pain and incontinence. Healing Tree can help learn to access the deep abdominals and muscles of your pelvic floor.
- Pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction is treated with through manual therapy and exercises to restore and maintain pelvic alignment.
- Upper back, shoulders and cervical spine can grow painful with heavier breasts, a weakened core after childbirth, and heavier daily workloads caring for an infant. Physical therapy can teach you proper posture and techniques to reduce pain along with an exercise program. Manual therapy can help reduce restrictions and relieve pain.
- C-section scar tissue causes adhesions that lead to uncomfortable tugging in unfamiliar places. By stretching and releasing scar tissue, we can help restore both strength and flexibility, and reduce your recovery period.
- Diastisis Rectus Abdominus is a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the belly area. This can occur during pregnancy. If it does not resolve post-partum, physical therapy can help to restore integrity to the abdominal wall.
Healing Tree empowers women through their pregnancies and postpartum experience to understand more about the changes that occur to their bodies and what they should watch for and do to prevent future complications.