Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Therapy
Pregnancy can cause many discomforts to a woman’s body. Consulting with your doctor is an important first step when suffering from pain. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for managing your pain. At High Pointe Therapy, our physical therapists are specially trained to treat women before and after pregnancy. Here are some ways our therapists can help ease your discomfort.
Massage techniques: These can include myofascial release, active release techniques, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release, joint mobilizations and soft tissue stretching.
Exercise: Exercises may focus on lumbopelvic stabilization, diastasis recti correction, postural strengthening, coordination, balance and strength training.
Education: Our licensed therapists will teach you to use good posture, body mechanics, proper ways to stretch, strengthen your back muscles, and instruct you in safe exercise techniques.
Bracing: Bracing may consist of SI joint belt fitting, posture support braces, or compression stockings.
Dry needling: This technique consists of using a thin needle to pierce the skin with the goal of creating a local twitch response in the muscle to cause a spontaneous contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers. This can benefit tendonitis, sprains and strains, headaches and nerve entrapment syndromes.
We can help treat your pain before childbirth, during your hospital stay at The Women’s Hospital or after your baby arrives.
Contact us with questions or concerns at 812-842-2820 or request a consultation at deaconess.com/highpointe.