Visiting a Physical Therapist for Postpartum Training

Postpartum training Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell & Portage, MI

Pregnancy and delivery take quite a toll on your body. Many women are aware that after carrying around the extra weight of pregnancy in your body for so long, you may need rehabilitation for your spine and joints. Additionally, c-section surgeries may create weakness in the ab muscles that needs to be restored after giving birth.

At Armor Physical Therapy, we offer services to help rehabilitate pelvic muscles after trauma, surgery or childbirth.

Physical therapy after giving birth

Some women are fortunate enough to experience few-to-no difficulties after childbirth because the body is equipped for recovery, but many women may suffer from pain following pregnancy.

After delivering a child, your pelvic muscles and ligaments may become torn and stretched. These muscles and ligaments are needed to support your body. When they become damaged, it can be difficult and painful to resume many of your pre-pregnancy activities. Other after-pregnancy issues you may experience include:

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

If you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or have recently given birth, you may want to speak with a physical therapist about your options to restore your body after giving birth.

How physical therapy helps with postpartum training

Armor Physical Therapy has five offices located throughout Southern Michigan where women can get professional training after giving birth. At Armor Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will work one-on-one with you during the duration of your treatment to help your body repair itself and heal properly after pregnancy.

Each treatment is personalized and depends on the needs and condition of the patient. Whether you’ve had a smooth or difficult childbirth, our physical therapists can provide helpful training for you.

During your postpartum training, your physical therapist may give you a series of exercises, manual therapy and deep tissue massages. The goal of these therapies is to help reduce the pain and restore the strength and elasticity of the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic area.

Are you experiencing pain related to childbirth? Our caring staff at Armor Physical Therapy wants to help you with your recovery. If you would like to speak with one of our physical therapists about how we can help you, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.