ACTIVE PREGNANCY

Expert guidance and personalized exercise programs to improve muscle function and movement.

 

Navigating all the information available to expecting parents can feel overwhelming. At Full Circle Physical Therapy and Wellness, we believe expectant mothers should be able to engage in ordinary daily activities without being limited by pain or dysfunction. Our doctoral-level physical therapists provide expert guidance with education and personalized exercise programs to improve muscle function and movement. You will learn how to reduce symptoms during everyday activities, how to navigate your physical changes safely, and how to use other modalities for pain reduction if needed, such as maternity belts. Our physical therapists utilize hands-on techniques to mobilize joints and help stretch tight or overactive muscles and promote strength in underused muscles. We provide you with all of the tools to stay active and feel your best throughout your pregnancy. 

Better Birth and Recovery

Staying active and strong during pregnancy may reduce medical intervention. These may include lowering incidences of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, reducing labor length, and improving your birthing experience. Modifications may be needed as your baby grows and movement changes. Our pelvic health and obstetric physical therapists will help treat conditions as they arise and provide expert guidance on adjusting your movement to your needs. We can also help you prepare for labor. 

Full Circle Physical Therapy and Wellness can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, a better birth, and a faster, easier recovery. Contact us today to schedule an initial appointment with us and learn how we can help you get more enjoyment out of your pregnancy.

Why Exercise During Pregnancy?

Having an active pregnancy is proven to have numerous benefits for both you and your baby. According to the Mayo Clinic, moderate exercise during pregnancy can help with the following:

  • Reduce backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling

  • Boost mood and energy levels

  • Improve restorative sleep

  • Reduce the likelihood of excessive gestational weight gain

  • Promote muscle tone, strength and endurance

  • Lower incidences of preterm and cesarean birth

Pregnancy conditions we treat for:

  • Pubic symphysis disorder

  • Round ligament pain

  • Coccygeal/tailbone pain

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Back pain

  • Urinary leakage/incontinence

  • Sciatica nerve pain

  • Sacroiliac Joint/SIJ pain/instability

  • Hip pain