It is definitely no secret that a mothers’ body goes through so much, not only through pregnancy and childbirth, but also through the everyday tasks required of her as a mother. A womens’ body goes through an immense change as it undertakes the journey to bring life into this world. There are times throughout the pregnancy journey, and the postpartum journey, that women need a little extra support to healthily make it through the physical challenges and changes of being a mother. When the body undergoes these types of changes, challenges such as back pain, pelvic pain, and bladder issues can hinder the mothers body and quality of life as she strives to fulfill her role as a mother. Let’s face it, as mothers, we all need some support in some way or another. Physical support during these kinds of changes can mean the difference in many mothers’ way of life and the way they are able to live their lives – hopefully without pain and an understanding of their new body.
Pain is Not the Normal
Whether you are experiencing back pain, hip pains, pelvic pain or bladder issues – pain is not normal! There are specialized treatments available to help overcome any of these challenges that you may be facing. Physical therapists, such as Pick PT, offer specialized postpartum rehabilitation throughout pregnancy and also throughout your postpartum journey as well! Physical therapy offers the opportunity to maintain your health, your strength, and aid in the healing process and any discomforts you may be feeling. It also does not compromise the health of your baby in any way! The pain that you may be experiencing is not normal and it is not something that you will have to continue to live just because you became a mother.
Postpartum Rehabilitation Support
For pre and postpartum rehabilitation, there are a few goals that physical therapists keep in mind to help during this time of change and recovery.
- To help improve pelvic floor strength
- Decrease pain throughout the body (back, hips, pelvis)
- Provide education on strengthening the body and healing processes
Along with all these other goals, the main goal that physical therapy tries to strive for in the aid of mothers is helping them to return to their normal, pre pregnancy level of strength and functionality. Postpartum rehabilitation can also focus on your posture to help aid in your breathing and healing after pregnancy and childbirth. The ailment of your body is also essential in helping your body return to full functionality. There are so many core muscles that have been strained through the whole journey of childbirth and restoring and healing those muscles through postpartum rehabilitation is imperative to returning your fully functioning, and amazing, mothers’ body.
Support Your Body
You do not have to go through life thinking any pain that you’re feeling, from the changes to your body, is normal and that there is nothing to be done about it. There are safe ways to exercise and help restore body and physical therapy in Rexburg might just be the way to do that. Your body is amazing and capable of truly amazing things. Give your pre and postpartum body the support it deserves. Let physical therapy and postpartum rehabilitation be the physical support you need to help transform your experience, and your life, as a mother.