POSTPARTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY
It is so important to see a physical therapist after a cesarean delivery. The additional trauma to the abdominal muscles during surgery and the tightness that forms around the scar can cause all kinds of problems - including back pain or injury, a non-healing diastasis recti, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
It is not abnormal to get a separation of your rectus abdominis muscle during pregnancy - but it should be completely healed by 12 weeks postpartum. A non-healing diastasis recti is almost always caused by structural reasons vs simply muscle weakness. We use a "hands on" approach to treat the underlying issues that are preventing closure - such as muscle and fascia tightness, cesarean scar tissue, spine and pelvic mobility issues, etc. This results in a very quick recovery with minimal exercises. Most patients are seen for an average of 3-6 visits.
PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY
The muscles of the pelvic floor often get injured during childbirth. This can lead to urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, and/or painful intimacy. Our pelvic floor specialist can help you restore optimal muscle function.