Pelvic Floor Health/Diastasis Recti
Forming a basket along the bottom of your pelvis are the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are strained during pregnancy and often need some level of rehabilitation after delivery, even if you deliver by cesarean. Similarly, your abdominal muscles are recovering from separating down the middle, and the transverse abdominal muscle should be strengthened to help support both your abs and your pelvic floor muscles.
Some women will be able to do some therapeutic exercises at home during pregnancy and afterwards to address these issues. Others may need to be seen by a physical therapist that specializes in the pelvic floor. (Incidentally, in other countries it is standard of care for every postpartum woman to be evaluated!)
I will evaluate your abs and pelvic floor health at the last postpartum visit, and might refer you to one of these providers or someone in your area with similar services:
JMM Health Solutions
A concierge style practice, offering home visits for pelvic health clients, both women and children, addressing pelvic pain, diastasis recti, incontinence/ leaking and other issues that may be affecting your ability to function.
We also offer:
- Virtual consultations via phone or video platform to answer any questions or concerns you may have as well as for consultations
- Orthopedic consults
- Fitness assessments for moms wanting to return to the world of fitness post baby
It is our hope to be able to help as many persons as possible through appropriate treatment strategies and education to allow them to return to living a life full of fun, being as active as possible, lifting/ playing/ running around.
Location: YOUR HOME!
The Pelvis Pro-Merci Ortenzi Treaster PT, DPT
The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in support for bladder and bowel, sexual health, stabilization of the pelvis, and normal function during the childbearing period. Dysfunction in these muscles can result in bowel/bladder issues, pain, sexual dysfunction, and instability of the pelvis. Our therapists have taken additional courses that cover pelvic floor rehabilitation and how to properly evaluate and treat multiple conditions that involve the pelvic floor musculature.
Also follow her on Instagram @thepelvispro for great tips and exercises!
Women First Rehabilitation
"Pelvic pain and urogenital disorders impact the very heart of a suffering individual. At Women First Rehabilitation, our goal is to help every person live free of pain and assist in restoration of the whole body. We know that strong, healthy bodies improve self-esteem, confidence, relationships and entire family units."
Located in Woodstock