Pregnancy Core Fitness Training & Rehab
Empower Your Pregnancy and Delivery with Prenatal Physical Therapy
Are you pregnant and anxious about your delivery? It is natural to be a little worried about how well the delivery will go or how long your recovery period may be. Many expectant mothers participate in prenatal physical therapy treatments before their delivery to increase the chances of everything going as planned. There are many benefits to training for this major life event, which can be very similar to training for a marathon. Redefining Health Physical Therapy is here for you, and would love to be a part of your successful pregnancy and delivery plan.
So…what exactly is prenatal physical therapy?
Prenatal physical therapy includes phase appropriate core intensive training, detailed mechanics and physiology education, relaxation techniques, safe body mechanics training, stretching exercises as well as whole-body strengthening exercises. Prenatal physical therapy is similar to pre-surgical rehab. Studies show that beginning physical therapy a month before surgery can significantly speed up your recovery time. The same is true for preparing for your birthing process. Getting started as early as preconception will definitely speed up your recovery time. As we like to say here at Redefining Health; postpartum recovery begins before delivery. It is no secret that the preparation for the marathon of labor and delivery can leave you feeling anxious, but our unique Pregnancy Core Fitness Training & Rehab program may be able to put your mind at ease. A prenatal physical therapy plan will help you get physically and mentally prepared for your upcoming delivery.
What are the benefits of prenatal physical therapy?
Here are some of the benefits you may experience with prenatal physical therapy from Redefining Health Physical Therapy:
- Physical preparations for childbirth
- Mental preparations for childbirth
- Pain reduction during pregnancy
- Improved endurance
- Improved muscle tone
- Improved posture
- Reduces complications
- Shortens recovery
- Improves outcomes
- Increases stamina
- Gives the possibility of avoiding surgery
How can Pregnancy Core Fitness Training & Rehab benefit me?
Labor and delivery require a lot of resources from your body both physically and mentally. It can be as short as 2 hours or as long as 45+ hours. Participating in exercise therapies prior to delivery can exceptionally improve your delivery and postpartum outcomes effectually reducing your recovery time. Pre-hab helps improve strength and promotes mental preparation before delivery, as it prepares your body for the entire labor and delivery process. Pre-hab encourages an overall sense of well being by helping you and your body feel prepared and ready for the labor and delivery process. Pre-hab with Redefining Health will also specifically prepare you with specialized pushing techniques focused around high efficient pushes with a low risk for pushing injuries like diastasis recti and pelvic floor tears. In general, physical therapy will assist you in improving your physical health and promoting general wellness for the best possible pregnancy, delivery and postpartum recovery outcome.
Get started on a treatment plan today:
Pre-delivery rehabilitation has been known to provide a number of benefits for prenatal patients. By consulting with one of our Portland, OR mobile physical therapists, you can find out what treatment plan will be best for you to achieve optimum results. When you are as strong, flexible, and healthy as possible, you are able to regain normal function much quicker, following delivery. Starting a pre-hab program also means you’ll be able to establish a positive training routine that you will already be accustomed to before your delivery, and that you can take into your recovery for a better outcome.If you are planning on having a baby, contact Redefining Health Physical Therapy today to speak with one of our qualified team members. Our Portland, OR mobile physical therapy practice is dedicated to providing you with the best treatment options available. For the best results, it’s important to get started as soon as possible. Request your in-home appointment today to prepare for an easier delivery and recovery period.