Pregnancy and Postpartum care
Pain during pregnancy is common, but does not have to be the norm. Common pregnancy-related pain complaints like back pain, pelvic pain, pubic pain, rib pain, and sciatica can be treated with physical therapy.
At Grassroots we provide specialized care to pregnant women and new moms. During pregnancy, weight gain, changes with your center of gravity and posture, as well as hormonal changes can affect the way you move. These changes are often the driving factor in pregnancy-related symptoms. Women can experience gait changes and issues with transitions as well as pain or discomfort with prolonged activity or lifting during their pregnancy. We provide a safe and thorough evaluation and treatment plan to help get you functioning better through your pregnancy and after delivery.
What we treat:
Help increase strength, flexibility, and posture for improved function during pregnancy and improved preparation for delivery
Help manage weight changes during and after pregnancy
Improve gait and walking tolerance
Improve posture and sitting tolerance
Improve sleep and ability to transition in and out of bed and on and off surfaces
What to expect
We begin with an examination to determine your specific needs and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. You will receive education and exercises to address flexibility, strength, posture, and functional deficits. Other treatments might involve manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and muscle energy techniques to address pain, tension, and alignment issues.