Prenatal and Postpartum
At Dion Physical Therapy you will receive specialized treatment for the management of conditions during and after pregnancy that may lead to pain and dysfunction. Dr. Jennifer Dion has two young children of her own and has had over a decade of experience working with the pregnant and postpartum population. She has a personal passion for helping women manage the following:
Diastasis Recti Prevention and Correction
Low back / SI Joint Pain / Pelvic Pain
Shoulder and Neck Pain / Postural Education While Breastfeeding
Safe and Effective Return to Sport, Work Tasks, and Activity after Delivery
Incontinence and Core Weakness
What can I expect during Physical Therapy?
Manual techniques for pain management and increased tension
Safe Exercise instruction for muscles that are overstretched and weak
Education on Sleep Position for Comfort
Correction and Prevention of Diastasis Recti
Postural Education to place less stress on your back, neck, and shoulders while pregnant , breastfeeding, or when holding your child
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR BABY WITH YOU TO YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY APPOINTMENTS. WE OFFER A SAFE AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS EASY ACCESS
You may begin Physical Therapy services at any point during your pregnancy. After delivery, you should wait for your doctor to clear you to begin. It will usually be between 4-6 weeks post-partum. It is important to take care of yourself and ask your doctor for a referral for Physical Therapy! Most mothers get so caught up in the care of their child that they forget to take care of themselves!