How it works
If you are pregnant or postpartum, you know that your body has undergone significant changes. Throughout pregnancy, some changes occur within the musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. You may notice common aches and pains such as upper and lower back pain, as well as hip and sacroiliac joint pain. Cape Concierge PT can help with injury prevention and healing from the repercussions of pregnancy.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her endocrine system releases a hormone called relaxin. This hormone is responsible for relaxing the ligaments in the pelvic girdle to allow for opening of the birth canal to prepare for the baby. Our pelvic girdle is the center of our body. Think of it as the foundation of a house. This complex joint must be stable in order to maintain strength throughout the rest of the body, especially the spine and hips. You can imagine that once the pelvis becomes stretched due to release of relaxin, some stability is lost. There is a domino effect throughout the kinetic chain to the low back and hips.
Having a strong core and stable hips will help to improve spinal and pelvic stability. When most people think of the ‘core’ they think of six pack abs, or rectus abdominis. However, your core goes beyond and deeper to stabilize your spine and pelvis. Muscles such as the transverse abdominis, multifidus, internal/external obliques, diaphragm and the pelvic floor make up our natural corset. Physical Therapy can help to activate and engage these muscles, thus reducing typical aches and pains. Core stabilization exercises are imperative for patients who have diastasis recti and those who have received a C-section.
Each Session costs $180 and includes follow up discussions and a home program. We can determine how many visits you may need upon evaluation. Discounts available for for Mother and Baby sessions.
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Cape Concierge PT is available to evaluate and treat your little ones with developmental delay. As the Mother of two daughters I can empathize with how hard it is to be a parent. Let me help take some of the stress away. Pediatric Physical Therapy is all about education and I am here to provide that for you.