POSTPARTUM CARE

Supportive therapy for safe exercise after childbirth, and beyond.

 

Although postpartum pelvic rehabilitation is an emerging practice in the United States, it is a standard practice in France and other countries for every birthing person. There is a period of "mother the mother" in many cultures, where new parents are cared for while they learn about and bond with their baby, rest and recover from birth, and transition gently into their new life. Caregivers often come to their homes, ensuring the health of both the mother and baby in those first few weeks following birth. In contrast, many families in the United States are faced with returning to work soon after birth. The birthing person. is not always able to fully recover physically and emotionally. At Full Circle Physical Therapy and Wellness, we are passionate about making postpartum physical therapy standard care in the United States.

It is optimal to receive postpartum care as soon as you can, but it is also never too late to begin. Treating conditions earlier can lead to a faster recovery. Patients can regain full strength with the attentive, compassionate care we provide at Full Circle Physical Therapy and Wellness. 

Returning to Exercise After Pregnancy

It can be hard to know where to start when returning to exercise postpartum. When you are ready to start exercising again, we are here to help. We can support you in regaining core strength and coordinating your muscles again to help you feel more like yourself in this new chapter of life. Our doctoral-level physical therapists provide guidance and a specialized plan with supportive therapy on safely exercising. in the first year after childbirth. This will allow you to return to the activities you love, as well as stay happy, healthy and active in the years ahead.

It can be challenging to go to appointments in the first few months after delivery, and that is why we can come to you. Full Circle Physical Therapy and Wellness provides physical therapy services in the comfort of your own home or by telehealth, in addition to our clinic in St. Louis Park, MN. Contact us for an initial consultation to learn about how we can support you during your postpartum period and beyond. 

Postpartum conditions we treat include: 

 

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Diastasis recti

  • Pain with intercourse/dyspareunia

  • Scar tissue management for pelvic floor and cesarean

  • Core and abdominal wall strengthening and rehabilitation