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The Vital Role of Pelvic Physical Therapy in Pregnancy and Postpartum

Bringing new life into the world is a remarkable journey, one where the support of pelvic physical therapy becomes a nurturing companion. I’m exploring the pivotal role that specialized exercises, manual therapy, and education play in fostering a healthy pregnancy, preparing for childbirth, and aiding in postpartum recovery.

Specialized Exercises

As you embark on the beautiful journey of pregnancy, the support of pelvic physical therapy becomes a cornerstone for a healthy start. Specialized exercises tailored to your changing body not only promote physical well-being but also cultivate a sense of strength and resilience. These exercises, gentle yet effective, are designed to adapt to the evolving needs of both you and your baby.

Physical Therapy

The anticipation of childbirth is met with both excitement and, often, a touch of apprehension. Pelvic physical therapy steps in as a guide, offering valuable insights and exercises to prepare your body for the miraculous event of delivery. Through a combination of strengthening exercises and education on birthing positions, you're empowered to navigate this transformative experience with confidence.

Postpartum Recovery

The postpartum period is a delicate phase where self-care takes center stage. Pelvic physical therapy becomes a source of support in your recovery journey. Manual therapy techniques are employed to address any lingering discomfort, promoting healing and restoring balance. Education on postpartum exercises and self-care practices ensures a holistic approach to your well-being as you embrace the joys of motherhood.

In the realm of pregnancy and postpartum recovery, one size does not fit all. Pelvic physical therapy is a personalized experience, recognizing the uniqueness of each woman's journey. With a compassionate approach, I am here to provide the knowledge, understanding, and support you need, ensuring that your pregnancy and postpartum experience is as nurturing and empowering as it deserves to be.



About Michelle

Michelle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Webb Physical Therapy, located in Lawrence, Kansas.  She's worked in PT for close to 10 years, and believes each patient should be treated with a holistic, whole person approach to healing.

She is devoted to helping her patients develop individualized treatment plans to help them achieve their specific goals.

Call (785) 813-1338 for a free 15 minute phone consultation, or email

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