Returning to Exercise

Conditions we treat:

  • Returning to fitness after pregnancy

  • Pregnant athletes

  • Patellofemoral syndrome or knee pain

  • IT Band syndrome

  • Gluteal Tendinopathy

  • Effects of female athlete triad

  • Effects of postmenopausal bone density loss

Possible Symptoms
You May Be Experiencing
  • Pain, pressure, heaviness, or leakage with return to fitness

  • Knee, hip, or back pain with return to fitness

  • Concerns about making diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) worse with return to fitness

  • Concerns about how to return to exercise/fitness safety

Our PT Services
  • Education on safe return to exercise/fitness activities

  • Running assessment

  • Pelvic girdle/core strengthening exercises

  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening and coordination training

  • Assessment of exercise mechanics and form

I spent over a year receiving care from the therapists at Vitality; four months during my third pregnancy
and over nine months postpartum. During pregnancy I had severe SPD and misalignment in my pelvis
which was making driving and mere walking intensely painful. The alignment and strengthening
exercises during the last half of pregnancy were my saving grace. And I fully credit the strengthening I
was able to build with their care and expertise as the only reason I was able to deliver my son without
intervention. My son’s delivery and his size were harder on my body than his two sisters had been, so when he was little less than three months old, I returned for postpartum physical therapy. I saw both Katherine and Annie for the better part of a year and always felt understood, truly heard, and that they were earnestly committed to my rehabilitation. I could not have asked for better treatment, and now I’m thrilled to report that I am fully back to triathlon training and Crossfit, and able to wear high heels again, none ofwhich seemed feasible a year ago.  Thank you, Vitality, thank you!


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