POSTPARTUM PHYSICAL THERAPY

CESAREAN RECOVERY

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.

DIASTASIS RECTI

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.

 

302-345-7202

1507 Ritchie Highway, Suite 101, Arnold, MD, 21012

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