Pregnancy Pain Physical Therapy

Pregnancy Pain Physical Therapy
One-On-One Treatments For Pregnancy-Related Pain

Pregnancy-Related Physical Therapy

Pregnancy is a time of wellness accompanied with tremendous musculoskeletal, physiological and emotional change. Many women experience these changes with pain and discomfort, which can actually be prevented. There are specific muscle groups that can be trained to help you adapt and better prepare your body for pregnancy. The idea is to combat the strain that is put on the areas of the body that are carrying the weight of the growing baby by improving muscular support and strength. These areas include the lower back and sacroiliac joints.



Pregnancy hormones cause tendons and ligaments throughout your body to become more elastic, allowing for a greater stretch to occur across joints and the growing baby. However, with this increased elasticity comes your body’s need to rely more on muscular support and stability within the pelvis to combat joint hypermobility.

Signs & Symptoms

    Core muscular changes occur primarily due to the stretching of muscles, specifically within your abdomen and pelvic floor. This stretching increases as the baby grows, which in turn, decreases your ability to elicit a strong muscle contraction due to the muscle tension relationship. However, if these areas are trained and/or strengthened prior to or during pregnancy, they can help combat this stretch for decreased episodes of lower back pain and stress incontinence.


    You may experience the following during your pregnancy:

    • Lower back pain
    • Hip pain
    • Urinary stress incontinence
    • Sacroiliac/pelvic pain

Why PT?

    Physical therapy is a great way to help you feel like yourself again. If you had injured your lower back or had some knee pain, you would most likely go see a physical therapist for treatment. The same applies to pelvic disorders. By relaxing, strengthening, and healing your muscle tissues, you will feel like you again. Knowing how your body is going to change is key to preventing physical discomfort and pain during pregnancy. Strengthening specific areas can lead to a smoother pregnancy, birth, and rehab post-baby by combatting any musculoskeletal imbalances.

    • Manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point release for pain relief
    • Custom therapeutic exercise program
    • to strengthen core and pelvic region

    • Electrical stimulation and biofeedback electromyography
    • for muscle strengthening

About Therapydia NOLA

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia NOLA, our physical therapists offer one-on-one sessions in private treatment rooms. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

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  • Whitney Braswell, DPT
    Women’s Health Physical Therapist

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