Here at PRA, we take pride in caring for our mothers and mothers-to-be. Growing humans inside of you can be challenging! Aches and pains will happen, but we aim to keep you as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. Our clinicians can help with discomfort or simply teach you what exercises to do or not do to stay safe throughout your pregnancy.
After having a baby, some women will resume most normal activity after 6-8 weeks. However, with the bodily changes, there is often much more care needed to safely return to normal exercise and daily activity.
One of the biggest challenges can be the dreaded diastasis. Diastasis Recti is a gap that occurs between the rectus abdominis of the abdomen during pregnancy. If this gap remains or worsens over time this can lead to abdominal pain, back pain, and core weakness. This can be treated early on after delivery to prevent diastasis from worsening and to ensure proper healing. Our physical therapists use manual techniques, acupuncture, and specialized exercise to treat diastasis and return you to all your previous exercise routines feeling your best!