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The human body has a profound capacity to withstand the changes that come with the challenges of pregnancy. However, stress from hormonal changes, posture and even old injuries can create pain that can be debilitating affecting daily life. Pregnancy and childbirth can bring biological, psychological and social changes that can greatly affect the individual. This in turn creates stress to a parent whose system is already taxed yielding an exhausting outlook on pregnancy. Your session will focus on educating you on how to carry your pregnancy with the right tools – understanding that the process with highs and lows – will create a feeling of being more in control of your symptoms.


The 4th trimester is that critical period following delivery where the demands and needs of the mother are greater than ever – the proper care during this period gets lost in our current medical model. Knowing what tools are necessary to optimize this time so that you can focus on yourself and caring for your infant is essential. Regardless of whether you had a c-section or a vaginal delivery, a physical therapy exam is imperative to assessing any tight pelvic floor muscles that may be afflicted by strength, scarring or lack of movement. Unfortunately, kegels nor a glass of wine alone cannot “fix” certain conditions, and in some cases can make things more difficult. 



  • Pregnancy-related low back pain/ sacroiliac pain/neck pain/ joint pain

  • Pregnancy-related exercises

  • Support and management of swelling in hands and feet

  • Core exercises for diastasis recti and post-partum diastasis recti care

  • Positioning for labor and delivery

  • Education on proper timing and coordination of pelvic floor muscles during delivery

  • Education on 4th trimester support/care (eliminate space in front of care)

  • Injuries related to caring for toddler: hand (De Quervain’s syndrome) / proper bending
    mechanics/proper alignment for baby feeding

  • Preparation for labor and delivery 

  • C-section scar / abdominal scar tissue release

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