Pregnancy Without Pain?
Prenatal PT Offers Pharmaceutical-Free Relief
Physical therapy during pregnancy can be useful for relieving common discomforts such as back pain, and for enabling an easier, more comfortable pregnancy, birth, and postnatal recovery.
A woman’s body undergoes several changes to adapt to the growth of a fetus. For example, an increase in the curvature of the spine can trigger low back pain and/or aggravation of the sciatic nerve (sciatica). Additionally, natural hormone changes that prepare a woman’s body for childbirth—by relaxing or loosening connective tissues—can cause increased mobility of joints that may result in over-extension and strain.