Prenatal & Postnatal Therapy

Conditions we treat:

Pregnancy Related Conditions

  • Back pain

  • Sacroiliac (SIJ) pain

  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction

  • Carpal tunnel


Additional Postpartum Concerns 

  • Perineal tears & perineal pain

  • Cesarean recovery

  • Diastasis rectus abdominus

  • Nerve injuries following delivery

  • Urine or fecal leakage, frequency or urgency

Possible Symptoms
You May Be Experiencing

  • Back or pelvic girdle pain with prolonged sitting or standing

  • Involuntary loss of urination or feces

  • Increased frequency of urination

  • Pain with intercourse or fear of returning to intercourse

  • Wrist pain or swelling

  • Abdominal conning or bulging with change in position

Our PT Services
  • Bowel or bladder education and retraining

  • Breath retraining

  • Education on posture and body mechanics for child care

  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening and coordination training

  • Manual release techniques of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles

  • Pelvic girdle/core strengthening exercises

  • Education in Labor & Delivery strategies to assist in decreasing postnatal pain or bladder/bowel symptoms.

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 pubic symphasis dysfunction 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 a 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 of which seemed feasible a year ago. Thank you, Vitality, thank you!