Fifty percent to 70% of pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. In addition, 30% to 50% of pregnant women report low back pain severe enough to cause lost time from work. It's more manageable, however, than most women (and their doctors) think. Here are some tips for staying in motion throughout pregnancy while…Read more
August 8, 2013: Attitudes toward running during pregnancy have shifted significantly in recent decades, so that today appropriate doses are viewed by medical professionals as not only safe for a mother and her developing child but also beneficial. However, potential risks and new challenges remain. In this episode, physical therapists Bryan Heidersheit, PT, PhD, and…Read more
When you are pregnant, your body changes to accommodate the fetus and prepare for delivery. These changes might be accompanied by some discomfort. In most cases physical therapy treatment can help significantly reduce your pain and also give guidelines in how to safely exercise to be in the best shape possible during your pregnancy. In…Read more
Regina Faison, PT, explains how a physical therapist can help minimize or prevent low back pain, a common problem during pregnancy.
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