Pregnancy demands on a woman’s body cause changes to the ribs, organs, lungs, muscles, and ligaments. Ribs splay, organs get crowded and pushed together, pelvic, diaphragm and back muscles and ligaments are stretched to capacity, and her breathing becomes shallow.
To allow a baby to descend and be born requires a shift in ligamentous flexibility/tensile strength, movement of the sacrum, movement of the bladder, and often much pressure placed on the bony structures of the pelvis.
After birth, in the days, weeks, months and even years postpartum, a mother’s pelvis can present as “still birthing”…meaning many of the changes that occurred in her body in order to birth her baby haven’t been remedied, or ‘brought back’ to their resting, non-pregnant states.
A pelvic floor PT can assist mamas with stress incontinence, painful intercourse, pain in the pelvis, tight/immobile scar tissue, constipation, hemorrhoids and much more.
Amy can see you for any of these postpartum symptoms. Often, women report rapid changes in symptoms, and many find only a few visits are necessary. Amy combines her knowledge of the physiology of birth, the “still birthing” patterns in postpartum bodies, and an effective home exercise program that is achievable with your little one into her treatments. Please reach out for an appointment by calling 720-323-3609.