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Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy

Postpartum physical therapy

Seventy two percent of pregnant women experience low back pain or pelvic girdle pain during their pregnancy. Pain is commonly experienced with many daily activities such as:

  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Climbing stairs 
  • Rolling over in bed

Physical therapy is an effective treatment for reducing pain and increasing function during pregnancy, as well as after the birth of the baby.

Pregnancy and Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is uncontrolled leakage of urine. It can occur during pregnancy or after the delivery of the newborn baby. A woman experiencing urinary leakage should speak to her doctor about physical therapy treatment for urinary incontinence.

Postpartum

Physical therapy treatment for back and pelvic pain can begin soon after the delivery of the newborn baby. Postpartum physical therapy can help with:

  • Common pain
    • Back
    • Pelvic
    • Hip 
  • Scar management
    • Episiotomies
    • C-sections

Physical Therapy for the Pregnant and Postpartum Woman

Physical therapy treatments are individualized for each woman’s needs. Treatment may include:

  • Education
  • Childcare postures to protect your back
  • Core strengthening
  • Back and leg strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Manual soft-tissue techniques
  • Hot and cold application

Location and Hours

Pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy is provided at the following locations:

UHS Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Pennsylvania Avenue
65 Pennsylvania Avenue, Binghamton, NY
607.762.2176

Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

UHS Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Endicott
1302 East Main Street, Endicott, NY
607.757.2600

Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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