Postpartum Recovery Specialist

Triggered Physical Therapy

Women’s Health Physical Therapists located in Downtown Arlington, Arlington, TX & Ft. Worth, TX

Postpartum recovery is a hectic time when many changes are going on in your body and in your environment. To help you heal faster and more efficiently so you can enjoy the wonderful moments of life with your new baby, the team at Triggered Physical Therapy offers customized postpartum recovery programs. Oluwayeni Abraham, PT, DPT, and Josephine Duncan, PT, specialize in caring for your postpartum recovery needs and use physical therapy techniques to relieve your discomfort and help you heal faster. Call the Arlington and Ft. Worth, Texas, office or book a consultation online to learn more about postpartum recovery today.

Postpartum Recovery Q & A

What is postpartum recovery?

Postpartum describes the first six weeks after childbirth when your body recovers from labor and delivery. These events can cause a change in your bladder function, as well as the anatomy of your pelvic cavity, your vagina, and the surrounding organs.

Because of these changes, you might experience symptoms like urinary incontinence, a condition where you leak urine when you put pressure on your bladder. 

Postpartum recovery can also involve pelvic pain that interferes with your ability to care for yourself and your new baby.

You might even experience vaginal prolapse, a condition where weak pelvic floor muscles allow your pelvic organs to drop down into your vagina.

When should I seek assistance with postpartum recovery?

The team at Triggered Physical Therapy recommends seeking treatment to improve the efficiency of your postpartum recovery if your symptoms affect your quality of life.

In some cases, your symptoms may go away without treatment. However, many women experience long-lasting symptoms, especially if you’ve given birth multiple times.

The team suggests scheduling an initial postpartum assessment as early as 3-4 weeks after a vaginal delivery and 6-8 weeks after a C-section. They also provide prenatal assessments, which can support your birthing process and optimize your recovery after delivery.

Triggered Physical Therapy offers customized treatment plans using physical therapy techniques to reduce your symptoms and preserve the function of your pelvic floor structures.

How does physical therapy help with postpartum recovery?

Triggered Physical Therapy designs postpartum recovery programs to fit your individual needs and response to treatment.

They use a variety of physical therapy techniques to strengthen the muscles that support your pelvic organs. They teach you exercises you can do to improve your muscle health and stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. These exercises you can do both at home and in-office to increase the efficiency of your postpartum recovery.

The physical therapists can also manually manipulate your pelvic muscles internally to help relieve any postpartum pain and improve blood circulation to the area to promote recovery.

Learn how physical therapy can optimize your postpartum recovery by calling Triggered Physical Therapy or by booking a consultation online today.