PELVIC HEALTH &
Did you know that your pelvic floor muscles play a major role in the following important functions?
- Pelvic organ support
- Bowel and bladder control
- Sexual Function
- Pregnancy, labor and delivery
- and More
If you are experiencing any issues related to your pelvic floor such as urinary leakage, urinary frequency and urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, abdominal, hip, pelvic or low back pain pelvic floor physical therapy can help! Please reach out to set up an appointment or a free phone consultation.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST PELVIC HEALTH PT VISIT
It all begins with the history of your symptoms, past medical issues, current health issues, injuries, and any other past experiences and information you may feel helpful.
A thorough exam of your musculoskeletal system (muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion of your joints, pain, and more), including your pelvic floor depending on your comfort level.
We will create a plan of care based on the exam findings and your history. This will include a prognosis, estimate of how many sessions you may need and a personalized home exercise program and techniques you may need to implement.
Please wear comfortable clothing to allow for easy movement throughout the exam.
OUT OF NETWORK/NO INSURANCE ACCEPTED OTHER THAN MEDICARE
PRE/POST NATAL HEALTH
Gabrielle is a pelvic health physical therapist and Pilates instructor that will customize sessions that meet your needs throughout the duration of your pregnancy and as your body heals after birth.
At Village Therapy and Wellness we know you want to stay active and healthy during and after pregnancy for yourself and your baby, however, you may feel unsure about what you can and can’t do, or your usual exercise no longer feels ‘right’.
Additionally, simple everyday tasks like lifting, bending, carrying groceries, or running after your other children can put additional strain on your changing body.
Private wellness sessions are the perfect way to keep exercising safely during and after pregnancy. Private sessions are specifically designed for pre or postnatal needs, including exercises that focus on rebuilding your core strength, glute strength, pelvic floor muscles, and improving your posture. Furthermore, Gabrielle will modify or incorporate any exercises to address your individual body and needs, including pain, tummy separation, pelvic floor conerns, and more.
Gabrielle will also take time to educate you on your changing body and provide individualized take-home exercises that will help you stay strong and healthy during pregnancy.
Private wellness sessions are the perfect way to keep exercising safely during and after pregnancy.
EIGHT WEEK PROGRAM
WITH THIS PROGRAM YOU CAN EXPECT
One 60 minute session per week (8 sessions total).
One 15 minute at home exercise video once a week created specifically for you (to be done at home at least once per week).
A thorough musculoskeletal exam.
Education on pre/postnatal daily activities, exercise, and labor/delivery (if applicable).
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
DO I NEED MEDICAL CLEARANCE?
Yes! Medical clearance is required from your Obstetrician, GP or Midwife. Please provide proof of clearance and your doctor/midwife’s contact information at your first session.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear something you feel comfortable moving in and which allows you to get on and off the floor easily. For breastfeeding moms, a supportive bra is a must!
WHEN CAN I START PRE-NATAL SESSIONS?
You can start at any time during pregnancy, but many women like to wait until they are past the 1st trimester.
WHEN CAN I START POST NATAL SESSIONS?
We know you’re eager to jump back in, and Pilates is one of the safest ways to start. However, it is best to wait until you are 4-6 weeks postpartum, depending on your delivery type. Medical clearance is recommended from your Obstetrician, GP, or Midwife.
CAN I BRING MY BABY?
Yes! Your baby can stay right next to you in their carrier, or Gabrielle is happy to snuggle with them if they start getting fussy.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
It’s a good idea to bring a water bottle (there is a water cooler in the studio), and maybe a snack if you tend to get hungry after exercise. If you’re bringing your baby, please also bring some toys or a small rug/mat for them to lay on while you exercise.