Specialized Physical Therapy available for Expectant Moms
February 22, 2024

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are profound phases in a woman’s life, marked by joy, anticipation, and significant physical changes. Pelvic health plays a crucial role in supporting and ensuring the well-being of expectant and new mothers. Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (PHPT) is an emerging resource for expectant and new moms.

The good news is that the Rehabilitation Department at Sidney Health Center can assist women in managing symptoms and educate them on ways to best support their bodies during pregnancy, prepare for delivery, and set them up for success postpartum.

Lacey Steinbeisser and Bess Reid, who are Doctors of Physical Therapy, have undergone extensive specialized training in treating many pelvic health conditions that arise during the pregnancy and postpartum period. They take the time to assess and tailor an individualized treatment plan, based on where women are in their pregnancy or postpartum journey, addressing their specific concerns safely and effectively.

As indicated, PHPT is a specialized branch of physical therapy that focuses on evaluating and treating conditions related to the pelvic floor. For pregnant women, pelvic health physical therapy can address a range of concerns including pelvic pain, incontinence, labor and delivery preparation, and postpartum recovery.

This specialized therapy provides important benefits for women during this stage of their life including:

  1. Pain Relief: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy eases pelvic and back pain through targeted exercises and hands-on therapy during pregnancy.
  2. Improved Pelvic Floor Function: This therapy strengthens and conditions pelvic floor muscles, offering better support for the growing uterus and reducing the risk of incontinence.
  3. Enhanced Awareness: Education on pelvic health empowers pregnant women, leading to improved posture, body mechanics, and overall well-being.
  4. Preventative Measures: Proactive Pelvic Health Physical Therapy helps prevent complications during labor and minimizes the likelihood of postpartum issues.

To find out more about pelvic health therapy, visit our website at SidneyHealth.org or call 406.488.2166.  


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