Postpartum

GET BACK TO EXERCISE WITH WELLNESS SERVICES

ADDRESS THE ROOT OF YOUR PAIN & RECOVER FROM BIRTH WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

postpartum exercise after having a baby in Mason and Cincinnati Ohio; personal training and group fitness class alternative

FITNESS & WELLNESS SERVICES

Bridging the gap between your 6 week clearance visit and getting back to the exercises you love.

Individual Wellness Services

Individual Exercise and Lifestyle Education for Preventing injury and disability, promoting healthy lifestyle and improving quality of life. Integrative approach considering diet*, activity, mental health**, physical health.

Typical Women’s Health Wellness Goals:

  • Return to Exercise after birth with or without pelvic pain, incontinence, diastasis recti, and pelvic organ prolapse both during and after pregnancy
  • These services may be appropriate if you have been discharged from PT or been cleared to exercise or do not have a current injury and still have performance goals or would like to improve overall fitness and wellness
  • It is never too late to work on postpartum fitness; postpartum is forever and addressing issues from pregnancy and birth are an important step in long-term health for women, including taking steps to prevent osteoporosis and other changes during menopause
  • These services are not a replacement for physical therapy

What can I expect?

  • a discovery call to discuss your goals and determine the right services for you; we will schedule your evaluation at the end of this call
  • an fitness/wellness evaluation that looks at how you are currently moving, which may include an assessment of your abdominals, pelvic floor (externally), posture, breathing, strength, coordination/balance, scar tissue healing, and body mechanics – this varies based on your individual needs
  • a discussion of where you are in your postpartum recovery journey compared to realistic recovery timelines based on the evaluation findings
  • an individual plan and program to address your goals – with wellness services, you are really in the driver’s seat, so your provider may make recommendations, but we will make a plan together that works around your expectations!
  • Treatments may include:
    • Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
    • Home Exercise Program
    • Education

*Discussion of diet is provided within the scope of physical therapy practice and is not intended to replace services by a registered dietician; further referral may be necessary and will be determined on an individual basis

**Wellness services are not intended to replace services by a mental health provider; further referral may be necessary and will be determined on an individual basis

Active Mom Group Fitness Workshop Series

We currently Offer 2 Workshops:

  • Postpartum Foundations
    • this class bridges the gap between your 6 week check up and returning to pre-pregnancy activity and exercises.
  • Ready to Run
    • this class offers self assessments to determine if you are ready to return to running and impact activities, provides exercises to help you get back to running, and offers tips on running mechanics as you take you hit the pavement

Taught by Alex Courts, a doctor of physical therapy with post-doctorate training in postpartum corrective exercise. These classes may help to prevent injury and optimize your performance. This class is not a replacement for physical therapy services and can be a great transition from physical therapy to fitness.

To get updates on our upcoming workshops, join our newsletter or contact us to inquire about scheduling a private class.

postpartum physical therapy for mom after having a baby in Mason and Cincinnati, Ohio; back pain, pelvic floor, diastasis, core, neck pain, posture, leakage, running

PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

Pain, changes to your abdominals, pressure and leakage may be common postpartum, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do about it.

Let us be your guide through this physical* transformation.

Take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby.

Physical Therapy – consults only provided at this time; accepting new physical therapy clients in January 2022. Please email alex@vibrantpt.com for a list of providers we frequently refer to who can help.

Provided with or without a referral in the state of Ohio. Formal evaluation and plan of care created to address pain or inability to perform your daily activities possibly due to a recent injury or surgery or to address a long-standing issue.

Typical women’s health complaints treated:

Postpartum

  • Neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee and foot/ankle pain
  • Pelvic Girdle/SIJ pain
  • Numbness and tingling in arms or legs
  • Deconditioning that may manifest as difficulty, pain, or fatigue completing daily tasks
  • Diastasis recti
  • Postural pain with breastfeeding
  • Pain or difficulty carrying and lifting baby
  • C-section scar pain
  • Trouble returning to pre-pregnancy levels of activity

What can I expect?

  • a discovery call to discuss your goals and determine the right services for you; we will schedule your evaluation at the end of this call
  • an initial evaluation that looks at how you are currently moving, which may include an assessment of your abdominals, pelvic floor (externally), posture, breathing, strength, coordination/balance, scar tissue healing, and body mechanics – this varies based on your individual needs
  • a discussion of where you are in your postpartum recovery journey compared to realistic recovery timelines based on the evaluation findings
  • review of a comprehensive plan of care/services that will typically include an estimate of frequency of visits as well as services to address your goals
  • Treatments may include:
    • Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
    • Home Exercise Program
    • Education