Benefits of Postpartum Training with a Physical Therapist

Benefits of Postpartum Training Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell & Portage, MI

Pregnancy is tough on the body. It puts pressure on your spine, hips, pelvis and internal organs. This added pressure can cause progressive pain and discomfort during pregnancy.

After delivering your child, though, your body is surprisingly prepared for recovery. However, some women experience problems after childbirth, especially around the pelvic floor. When this happens, you need postpartum training from a physical therapist.

You won’t feel like yourself immediately after pregnancy, but the following symptoms are not normal. You may need postpartum training if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of sleep
  • Bladder weakness
  • Constipation
  • Reduced strength and range of motion
  • Stress

Don’t wait until you experience these symptoms to get help from a physical therapist. Physical therapy may reduce the pain and difficulties that come with pregnancy and postpartum life.

What is postpartum training?

Pregnancy can damage muscles and ligaments that support your body. Postpartum training helps you strengthen and stretch the muscles and ligaments. Strengthening these muscles and ligaments may improve your quality of life in the following ways:

Physical health — Postpartum training strengthens your pelvic muscles. Damage to your pelvic floor can cause several postpartum problems, including back pain.

Mental health — Mothers who suffer postpartum depression may benefit from physical therapy. Physical routines that strengthen the body help new moms feel supported and helps them recover from depression.

Sex life — Damage to the pelvic floor can affect your sex life, causing it to be less enjoyable or even painful. Physical therapy helps strengthen these muscles, so you can regain your sexual confidence.

Postpartum training is designed to help mothers recover without causing any more discomfort.

Even women who have never been pregnant before can benefit from postpartum training, like pelvic floor exercises.

Would you like to learn more about postpartum training? Contact Armor Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment.