PT for Moms-to-Be
The Benefits Physical Therapy (PT) when Pregnant
Being pregnant is an exciting, wonderful and, sometimes, incredibly uncomfortable experience. However, seeing a physical therapist can help provide you with some relief as you prepare for the arrival of your little one.
How PT can help you
Extensive hormonal and physical changes happen through every stage of pregnancy. This can result in pain and discomfort as your body adjusts to accommodate your growing baby. Fortunately, these aches and pains can be addressed with PT. A physical therapist can help to:
- Alleviate joint pain
- Decrease stress levels
- Encourage faster recovery after delivery
- Improve flexibility
- Improve lower back pain
- Improve posture
- Improve muscle strength
- Increase mobility and range of motion
Techniques used at St. Luke’s
It’s important to remain physically active throughout your pregnancy to benefit both you and your growing baby. However, it is recommended that you work with a medical professional to develop a plan that is both safe and effective. An experienced physical therapist who specializes in pregnancy can work with you to help meet your personal goals and address your concerns throughout the various stages of your pregnancy.
At St. Luke’s we offer the following PT services for pregnant women:
- Hot/cold therapy
- Posture correction
- Joint and perineal massage
- Education and guidance on pregnancy-safe exercises
- Stabilization exercises
Physical Therapy for Pregnancy in Duluth, Minnesota
At St. Luke's Physical Therapy, our board-certified therapists will work with you to develop individualized treatment plans that can be beneficial for both you and your developing baby.
To learn more about St. Luke's physical therapy services for pregnancy or to establish care with a provider, visit our website.