Pre/Post Natal Musculoskeletal Care
Women can develop pain in the pelvis, low back, gluteals, and lower extremities due to the ligamentous instability of the Lumbo Pelvic structures. As the baby grows, the center of gravity shifts causing poor postural habits and lumbar instability.
Goals of treatment would include education in:
- Abdominal Bracing
- Stabilization Exercises and Gentle Stretching
- Decrease Inflammation of Lumbo Sacral Ligaments
- Post-natal Exercises
- Use of Fluorimethane Spray and Stretch to Reduce Muscle Shortening and Trigger Point Activity
- Use of Isometric Techniques to Realign the Sacrum, Pelvis, and Correct Lumbar Rotations
- Abdominal Bracing Exercises
- Lower Extremity Stretching and Strengthening
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Modalities such as Heat or Ice Packs
After the baby's birth, the Post Natal treatment might also include these additional techniques:
- Manual Therapy Techniques to Correct any Misalignments
- Myofascial Release to reduce Abnormal Muscle Function, Adhesions, or Scar Tissue
- Modalities to Reduce Inflammation and Improve Circulation
- Educate in neutral pelvic position, and proper posture.
- Educate in lumbar stabilization with progression of abdominal bracing exercises.
- Educate in body mechanics and lifting techniques.