Many people may believe that physical therapy is only used to help patients recover from trauma or major surgery. However, physical therapy is actually a comprehensive treatment used to help a variety of conditions. At Ogden Clinic, our physical therapists offer pregnancy physical therapy to patients across Northern Utah to assist with lower back pain, improve posture and flexibility, and increase muscle strength.
Most women experience some form of back pain and discomfort while they are pregnant. The reasons for back pain during pregnancy varies from person to person, but it is often caused by:
Pregnancy physical therapy through Ogden Clinic can help reduce pain by addressing these factors. A physical therapist will formulate a treatment plan around typical pain triggers such as joint alignment, nerve involvement, and muscle strength to relieve pain, while also preparing a woman’s body to undergo the stress and labor of delivering a baby. Physical therapy exercises address various muscles in the abdomen, hips, and back, all areas that are used during the delivery process.
Pregnancy is the ultimate strain endured by a woman’s body. The right physical therapy program should help patients feel more confident and capable during the labor process. A complete program should be managed by a certified physical therapy professional and should focus on increasing flexibility, improving posture, and building muscle strength. The program should involve hands-on care by the therapist, in combination with at-home exercises that the woman can do herself. The program should also treat current symptoms, as well as detect potential weaknesses that could result in labor complications.
Being pregnant and giving birth are incredible experiences that can take a toll on a woman’s body. To relieve pain and prepare a woman’s body for the labor process, specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah offer pregnancy physical therapy. Are you expecting? Contact one of our offices to schedule an appointment today!