Prenatal & Postpartum
Pregnancy and childbirth is a life-changing experience in many ways, and can be a challenge to navigate. As the body changes during pregnancy and is in the healing process after childbirth, many pregnant and postpartum people experience new symptoms that are often blamed as “normal” because of carrying or having a baby. Addressing pregnancy and postpartum health from a whole-body perspective can help you with:
- Leaking during exercise, sneezing, coughing, or rushing to the bathroom
- Pelvic, hip, lower back, or tailbone pain
- Preparing yourself and your pelvic floor for labor, birth, and postpartum recovery
- Maintaining life-long fitness
- Managing any birth-related injuries
- Healing scar tissue from perineal tearing, episiotomy, or C-section
- Diastasis recti or core weakness
- Returning to sex after baby
- Manage pelvic organ prolapse (heaviness, bulge, or pressure)
Pelvic Health for all Genders
Everybody at any age may experience pelvic health challenges. It is often confusing and difficult to find the right information or provider to address these common issues. Our services help support you to find the answers and develop a plan specific to your needs. Common and treatable symptoms include:
- Urinating frequently and/or rushing to the bathroom
- Changes in urine stream – weaker, incomplete emptying, dribbling after urination
- Constipation – incomplete bowel movements, infrequent bowel movements, hard/small stools, straining or difficulty emptying, abdominal pain or bloating
- Pain with urination or bowel movements
- Urinary or Bowel Incontinence
- Vulvar, vaginal, clitoral pain
- Penile, testicular, scrotal pain
- Rectal, anal, or perineal pain
- Lower back, hip, groin, lower abdominal, tailbone pain
- Pain during or after vaginal penetration
- Post-ejaculatory pain
- Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation
- Diminished pleasure or orgasm with sexual activity
Pelvic pain can be related to a variety of pelvic health conditions that often have a huge impact on quality of life and ability to participate in the activities you love. In many cases, these conditions interact with the pelvic floor and are treated with pelvic floor physical therapy in combination with other medical providers. If you have been diagnosed or suspect one of the following conditions, call us today to learn how physical therapy can be a part of your healing process:
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Bladder Pain Syndrome
- Other GI disorders
- Chronic Prostatitis
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
- Coccyx Pain
- Pudendal Neuralgia
Your Care Matters
You will always work with the same therapist, one-on-one, during each appointment. Your concerns matter to us, and we are here to listen. Each session will be designed with your priorities and goals in mind and will be conducted at your comfort level and pace.
RECOVER. REBUILD. RETURN.
Your body has a built in healing process, and we will help you find it. You will learn how movement, breath work, and self care all play large roles in your recovery process. By the end of your PT sessions, you will feel empowered to reach beyond your goals.
Many pelvic health concerns affect various systems in your body, mind and social environments. Navigating all of those factors can be tricky. We will guide you in a forward direction to get the resources you need and keep all of your providers on the same page.
VIRTUAL PELVIC HEALTH
In our modern lives, virtual care offers many wonderful alternatives and benefits in order to stay on track with your progress. For those who are unable to attend appointments in-person or are not local to Connecticut, we offer online video sessions to develop a treatment plan, continue on-going care, and tailor a training/home program to meet your needs. Following the video session, you will receive a detailed plan of care and home program to complete between sessions. You can even mix and match with in-person and virtual care!
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