Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’re fourth, we can all relate to that feeling where you get home from a long day at work or a long day chasing the kids around and just need to kick back and throw your feet up. Then you wake up, maybe re-energized or maybe more tired but hey you do it all again because you have to. Then all of the sudden you are struck with sharp low back pain
sharp low back painand your
pubic bone is painful to the touch. You now are left awake with these deep aches
deep achesthat you can’t seem to get comfortable. You wake up exhausted and are unsure if you actually ever did fall asleep.
Here is Ashley’s story read below to find out how she turned her pregnancy into one of the most enjoyable times in her life.
“I remember when I got hit with a bout of low back pain during my first pregnancy. It was in the middle of my week where I was working long days. I was trying to be very mindful of my core during the whole pregnancy, ensuring I would do everything in my power to prevent an “abdominal separation” or “mommy tummy” (diastasis recti) and a tear with delivery.”
Her exercise class was not cutting it! She couldn’t sleep and she wasn’t comfortable in any position. Not to mention she started to notice her abs looked funny, she thought this could be that separation that she has heard about.
Here’s what worked for
She started to changes with specific exercises and stretches provided by a pelvic expert physical therapist BUT what really got her feeling back to 100% was the hands on magic and manual therapy techniques. Ashley worked to reset her muscles and get back to being pain free so she could return to exercise and working out. The beauty of this is that she also got all the tools to help reduce all the symptoms she was having from her hemorrhoids in this pregnancy. Her bout of pelvic floor physical therapy fixed her back, relieved her hemorrhoids and prepared her for the labor that she had dreamed up and desperately hoped for. On top of that, she was able to close her abdominal separation during pregnancy and learned all the techniques to keep her core strong and prevent the postpartum belly separation (diastasis recti).
As the pelvis expands and accommodates for the baby, it is not uncommon for the expecting mother to go through these bouts of low back and pelvic pain. What most women don’t know is that they don’t have to suffer through these dreadful times. Even more, is that treating these issues during pregnancy will help you dramatically through delivery and recovery after the baby.
Does this sound like you? Or your friend?
At Body Motion Physical Therapy we offer a Free wellness screen at our ‘Discovery Visits’
You will have a private session with a pelvic expert physical therapist here at Body Motion Physical Therapy, where you’ll get a chance to:
-Share your concerns, problems and frustrations you may be having
-Meet us in person, to see if we’re a good fit before you ever decide to work with us
-A glimpse into your own pregnancy health to help you see exactly what could be causing your injury and tell you the root cause of WHY you may be hurting.
All you need to do is fill out this web-form, and tell us a bit more about what’s going on, and we will have a conversation about how we may be able to help.
Dr. Allison Feldt, DPT, PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
P.S. If you’d simply like more information, check out out FREE guide: “6 Tips For A Healthy, Active And Pain Free Pregnancy" Click the link and fill out the webform and the guide will be emailed to you in under a minute.
P.P.S If you EVER have questions, just send over an email
Source : https://patch.com/washington/edmonds/announcements/a/56243/healthy-pregnancy-2-the-pregnancy-soliloquy