Pre and Post Natal Orthopedic Dysfunction
Through appropriate physical therapy intervention we are often able to relieve or eliminate pain and dysfunction associated with orthopedic issues during and post pregnancy. Issues may involve spine and rib joint inflammation, muscle spasms, sacroiilitis (pelvic joint inflammation) due to ligamentous laxity of the pelvic girdle, and sciatica. Treatment may involve massage, neuromuscular exercise re-education to stabilize the pelvic girdle, low-grade joint mobilizations in conjunction with supervised Pilates reformer exercises and home exercises. Goals of treatment also include functional improvement as well as an education for self care.