1020 Vestal Parkway E., Vestal, NY 13850
Are you experiencing neck, hip, or lower back pain
during your pregnancy?
Would you like to begin or continue an exercise program
during your pregnancy or after delivery?
Lourdes Perinatal Physical Therapy Program can
Although lower back pain is commonly experienced during the pre
and post natal phases of a woman's life, having pain is never
"normal." Lourdes Physical Therapists can assist with pain
management during pregnancy and after delivery. Physical
therapy (PT) can improve your comfort and confidence during daily
activities and get you started on a safe exercise program.
We perform patient education for the best possible positioning
and posture during work, home, and leisure activities. We
instruct in safe and efficient body mechanics as you adjust to the
pre and post natal changes in your body. PT care during
pregnancy may include hands on care exercise and the application of
heat and cold. After pregnancy PT may also include the addition of
The physical demands of caring for an infant include sustained
postures for feeding and changing the baby as well as frequent
bending and lifting in awkward positions. The energy demand
of child care can be more easily met if you have adequately
yourself. Physical preparation may include improving the core
strength of your lower back, deep abdominal muscles and pelvic
floor. Strengthening the lower extremities and increasing
your endurance can also be beneficial.
PT treatment helps restore proper alignment, strengthen the
postural support of that alignment, and modify everyday activities
to decrease strain on the spine and extremities.
The following are indications to consider Physical
- Lower back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diashs recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
- Nerve irritation
- Postural, ligamentous and structural changes secondary to
- Individualized evaluation
- Postural exercises
- Core stabilization exercises
- Instruction on positioning
- Manual therapy
- Cardiovascular conditioning
- Strength training
Lourdes Physical Therapists and PT Assistants have a special
interest and training in the healthcare of women. To
begin an individualized PT program for pre or post natal care,
please contact your physician for a referral.
For more information about our Perinatal
Physical Therapy Program, please call our Lourdes Outpatient Center
in Vestal at 607-786-3026. Perinatal Physical Therapy services are
offered at the Vestal rehabilitation location only.