During pregnancy, you will experience many physical and hormonal changes as the body adjusts to the demands of pregnancy and your growing baby. These changes can cause pain and discomfort, however, they can be treated and managed with specialized services.   

During and after pregnancy, women often experience a range of issues, from back pain and sciatica to urine leakage and scar tissue concerns.  Physical Therapists specializing in women’s health use education, exercise, manual techniques, and more to assist pregnant and postnatal patients in helping to treat and manage their pain. 

Our specialists in women’s health can help you to manage pregnancy with less pain and discomfort, prepare your body for childbirth, help you develop or restore core and pelvic floor strength during and after giving birth, guide your return to exercise after giving birth and offer you practical advice on nursing positions, lifting mechanics, breast care, and more. 

 

Common pregnancy-related conditions 

  

  • Back, neck, hip pain, and sciatica 

  • Wrist, hand, and joint pain 

  • Overactive bladder and urinary urgency 

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence 

  • Constipation 

  • Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse 

  • Incision, c-section or scar pain   

Dr. Jessica Roy DPT, OCS
Megan Marcello MSPT, OCS
Dr. Katherine Meschisen DPT
Dr. Danielle Moreau PT, DPT
Dr. Melissa Nassaney PT, MS, DPT, WCS
Erin Botelho MSPT, OCS
Dr. Bethany Carnevale DPT, OCS
Dr. Kara Chace DPT
Dr. Nicole Coogan DPT
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 How do I know if I need physical therapy while pregnant or after birth? 

 

If you're not sure if you need physical therapy for your pregnancy or postpartum pain, please call us at 401.726.7100 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a physical therapist, or request an appointment. 

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