Postpartum Physical Therapy
Dr. Amanda Heritage, DPT
Women need specialized care throughout their lifespan, however the right type of care during and after pregnancy is imperative. The American College of Obstetrics (ACOG) now recommends all post partum care should include physical, social, and psychological well-being and social assessment, so women can be appropriately referred to other obstetric care providers, including pelvic floor physical therapists.
Dr. Amanda understands the anatomical, physical and emotional changes women go through from the start of conception to birth and beyond. Women will benefit from Physical Therapy to address postural changes, back pain, and to prepare the pelvic floor and perineum for birth! An evaluation at any time during pregnancy can address the following:
Pain during pregnancy
Urine or bowel leakage
Low back or tailbone pain
Pain or discomfort with intercourse
Scar tissue related to C-section or episiotomy
Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
Pressure in the pelvis
Changes in daily bladder or bowel habits
Postural changes related to breastfeeding and caring for baby
Breathe Life PT and Wellness restores women from the inside out by providing one-on-one patient centric care and tailored physical therapy for women throughout the lifespan.