The Pacific Northwest is known for it’s amazing hiking trails and this summer we want to be sure that you can enjoy your time outdoors. Getting out in nature is so good for the mind and body and is a great family activity. But I hear from clients when they first arrive in my clinic that the thought of heading up a trail with their little ones on their back makes them cringe. They’ve been suffering with constant knee and back pain since pregnancy and now postpartum they thought it would go away. It’s especially frustrating when so many other activities are still unavailable.
I completely understand it’s been quite an adjustment but I am here to share my 2 Secrets To Eliminating Low Back and Knee Pain.
1 Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy WILL change your life! I am certain, I got into Pelvic Floor PT because I saw so many people suffering with aches and pains postpartum because they never restored their core. Our core is the largest force absorber in our bodies and with every step you take those muscles are working to support your body including your back and limit the damage caused to your joints. C-Sections, Diastasis Recti and vaginal deliveries cause scar tissue within those muscles and pregnancy in general applies pressure to the pelvic floor.
This combination leads to a weakened core, and often pelvic floor dysfunction shows up as; pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, painful intercourse and more. BUT addressing these issues with a Pelvic Expert Physical Therapist will allow you to heal, then strengthen and maintain a healthy body. No Depends, no surgery no medications!
My #2 secret to regaining your strength are Custom Orthotics. Our Feet Are Our Foundation! During pregnancy and our bodies have a surge of Relaxin, a hormone that allows our joints to loosen which helps us birth a baby. But that same Relaxin hormone expands the joints in our feet and makes many pregnant women feel a bit off balance. That’s where Custom Orthotics come in! We have 3 arches in our feet and every person is different based on their own genetics and history so no insert is the same or should be! Here at Body Motion PT we have a Custom Orthotics Scanner that can determine exactly what YOU need in an insert.
Clunky, ugly orthopedic shoes are a thing of the past! These Custom Orthotics can be put in your favorite walking shoes, heels are flats depending on what you love to wear. WE CAN EVEN GET CUSTOM FLIP FLOPS! Supporting your feet is especially important when you’re pregnant because the extra weight adds pressure on your feet and it can become so painful! We Help Women Through Pregnancy and Beyond So They Can Live Active Confident Healthy Lives Without The Need For Surgery Or Medications!