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Playing for Two

There are moments in an athlete’s career that are life changing; winning your first title, becoming world number 1, or finding out you are going to be a mother.  For some female athletes, motherhood can be an exciting time; for others finding out you’re with child can leave more questions than answers.  How will this impact my professional career? My lifestyle? Or even my training? Can I still compete while pregnant? For a long time, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has recognized the importance of exercise during pregnancy.  Unlike old beliefs, exercise is now known… For more information, click on PhysicallySpeaking-Playing for two

 

Written by: Reshma Rathod, PT and Thu Tran, MD for WTA (Women’s Tennis Association)

Postpartum Pelvic Health: Vol. 1.

During pregnancy and delivery, natural changes occur that impact your pelvic floor and abdominal wall. These changes can cause pain and discomfort for many women during pregnancy and/or after delivery. Childbirth takes a toll on our bodies regardless of the method of delivery.

The toll of postural changes and weight gain on the body can lead to conditions such has back pain, abdominal separation (diastasis recti abdominis), urinary urgency and leakage. It is a misconstrued notion that these symptoms are normal because they are common. Common is not the same as normal. Many women need assistance treating these symptoms so they do not deal with life-long consequences. The good news is therapists at Restore Motion are skilled in treating both pre and postpartum symptoms.

Physical therapy can help pregnant women be strong and fit while decreasing complications during delivery and improving the birth experience. Physical Therapy can also assist postpartum women in regaining their pre-pregnancy body.