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Recovering from Pregnancy - How Physical Therapy Can Help

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During pregnancy and childbirth, your body goes through a lot. Muscles are stretched, joints are strained, scar tissue is made, and your body physically changes. Areas of your body most affected include the pelvic floor, the joint in your pelvis and lower back, and abdominal/core muscles. Any woman who has experienced childbirth will tell you her body is never quite the same afterward. It doesn’t matter if you gave birth via c-section or vaginally, you most likely need the assistance of a pelvic health PT to help your body recover. Physical therapists are trained to restore muscle function, and some receive additional training to help with women’s issues including those related to pregnancy and childbirth, such as overly separated abdominals or pelvic floor muscle disorders. Join UH Physical Therapist and PT and pelvic floor therapy specialist Lauren Bertagnolli to learn about common pelvic floor issues and how physical therapy can help, both in pregnancy and recovery from childbirth.

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