New Moms Need Physical Therapy: Bet You Didn’t Know That!

Posted by Marianne Ryan PT, OCS
Clinical Director MRPT Physical Therapy

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Here is an excellent article written by Ginger Garner and published in Modernmom.com:

"Pregnancy and childbirth...is exhausting and at the same time...it is transforming and beautiful...BUT when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating.

Physical Therapy after childbirth can make a women...stand strong, fit ...and successfully complete her birthing experience so that she feels...wholly healed.

One of the many fields of specialization in physical therapy is women’s health.

I bet you didn’t know that.

That’s okay. Most doctors don’t either. Doctors are educated very little, if at all, about PT services in medical school.

Here are 4 reasons why new mom's need physical therapy: 1. Managing Urinary and Fecal Continence, 2. Prevent Scar Tissue Adhesions & Pelvic Pain, 3. Manage Low Back Pain, 4. Wellness for Future Pregnancies and Daily Life

The sad fact is that "most new mothers will never get the Physical Therapy they desperately need after giving birth. "  To read more of Ginger Garner's article click here

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