Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy
30-50% of women experience some form of low back
or pelvic pain during their pregnancy. 360 therapists
receive special training through the Women’s Health
APTA section to work with this unique population.
Therapists address the musculoskeletal changes
occurring during pregnancy & postpartum periods
in order to provide pain relief and optimize function.
Symptoms may include:
• Buttocks or hip pain
• Pubic or groin pain
• Tailbone pain
• Pain when changing positions
• Popping or clicking joints
• Back pain or diastasis recti
Treatment may include:
Manual therapy, stabilizing and mobility exercises,
aquatic exercises and patient education for proper
posture, including laboring and breast-feeding positions.