Pre and Post Natal Program Fort Lauderdale
Pre and Post Natal Program in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Sunrise, FL
Pre & Post Natal Rehabilitation
Your body is changing. You can see and feel many changes on the outside; your shape, your energy level and others. But there are many other changes you cannot see. Hormonal and weight changes are affecting your ligaments. Your growing baby will stretch your pre-natal pelvic and abdominal muscles and challenge them in the post-partum months. Understanding your special needs during the childbearing season will improve your overall health. Schedule your evaluation with Spine & Sport Rehab Institute and our caring staff who specializes in Women's Health.
Our Physical Therapists and personal trainers are trained to restore movement and function. Common disorders during the childbearing years include backache, stiff joints and neurological problems. A musculoskeletal evaluation is always completed and your treatment program is personalized to meet your individual needs. Treatment often includes such things as an exercise program, soft tissue mobilization/myofascial release, joint mobilization, weight loss programs and patient education.
Complete Pregnancy Care
We have special programs designed for you throughout your pregnancy and post partum. Your needs will be met on a nutritional level from recommending vitamins, dietary improvements, and exercise both prenatal and post partum. We can align your pelvis and back, relieve your aches and pains associated with pregnancy and beyond!
Prenatal Physical Therapy
Let us help you through this difficult time. Child bearing has its ups and down. Let us help you through them. This may be your first, this may be your fifth, but either way, you have a pace you can go to get specialized medical care designed to make you more comfortable with your body.
We know what you face every day, gravity starts to pull at your groin and you feel like you are doing everything you can to keep the baby from dropping out. This can wreak havoc on your sense of equilibrium, both mentally and physically. You can be uncomfortable and have pain like you never have before. That's why we are going to talk about the most important topic - physical therapy.
Get An Early Start
You have a caring staff waiting for you from your first trimester with tips and techniques designed to help you along the way and before the larger increase of weight gain begins.
Many of us get some aches and pains during the nine months of pregnancy. It's natural that 25-65 pounds of extra weight is going to shift things around a bit and cause some discomfort. But some woman can finds themselves truly, physically challenged. Common limitations come in the form of sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and lumbo-pelvic instability problems. Your enthusiasm and belief in physical therapy will have you rolling on the ground and jumping up with ease and agility and a sigh of relief!
Prenatal Physical Therapy offers a wide range of benefits, which include the following:
- Eases backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight
- Decreases pain/pressure in the pelvic/hip area
- Increases circulation
- Improves digestion
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
- Helps reduce swelling in such places as hands and lower legs
- Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints, like the knees, which are impacted by the extra weight of a growing baby
- Promotes relaxation and deep breathing and better sleep
- Helps stabilize hormone levels by lessening anxiety
Post Partum Rehabilitation - From Flab to Fab!
You just had your child... how are you feeling? Not interested in seeing friends yet at the gym and feeling self conscious... we understand. We can help you shape up again with physician supervised exercise, help you eat healthy, mobilize your episiotomy or cesarian scar, accelerate
your healing process, and get you to start feeling like yourself again.
During the postpartum period women often need postural re-education, assistance with strengthening and care for their individual areas of pain and concern. Strengthening often enables women to better care for their child as well as care for their individual areas of discomfort as a result of childbearing.
Following a cesarean birth women often benefit from: abdominal muscle strengthening, scar management instruction, flexibility training, posture and body mechanics education.
Post Partum Episiotomy Care
Following a vaginal birth, there may be pain and discomfort associated with a tear or episiotomy. Women benefit from: Abdominal muscle strengthening, scar management instruction, flexibility training, posture and body mechanics education.
Pelvic Floor Care
We specialize in the pelvic floor. I can help you with all kinds of problems that women encounter after birth. Common problems include incontinence which is involuntary leaking urine (coughing, sneezing, laughing, or strong urges). You will be pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to stop your leaky bladder and/or to enjoy sex again with specific exercises designed to strengthen and stabilize the pelvic floor.