Physical Therapy in the 4th Trimester
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has released a position paper regarding a “4th Trimester” and the need for improved post-partum care. ACOG Guidelines include Physical Therapy in the standard of post-partum care. Our Physical Therapists specialize in pelvic rehabilitation and can evaluate and treat for diastasis recti, pelvic/low back pain, training of pelvic floor muscles, prolapse, treatment of urine and fecal incontinence and scar management – all common problems during and after pregnancy that should be treated. If you are concerned about any of these problems, talk to your provider about a referral to physical therapy. You deserve it!