Pregnancy Related Rehab physical therapy can help women before, during, and after pregnancy to reduce pain, prescribe appropriate exercises, and facilitate a healthy post party recovery. Bodies in Balance employees nine board certified orthopedic specialists that are experts at evaluation back and sacral pain as it relates to pregnancy. Post partum care can include: core strengthening, pelvic floor strengthening, treatment of diastasic recti, body mechanics to care for your new baby, and address chronic low back pain.

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercises include strengthening exercises for abdominal and back muscles.
  • Physical therapists can guide patients in selecting appropriate exercises during and after pregnancy.
  • Exercise prescription will be tailored and will include precautions for different stages of pregnancy, into the 4th trimester.
  • Reduces back pain
  • Eases constipation
  • May decrease your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean delivery
  • Promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Lymphedema

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

Learn how to make your bones

Walk Tall!

You can make a difference
by learning how
to exercise correctly.

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation | Wilmington NC Osteoporosis Rehabilitation | Wilmington NC

Learn how to make your bones

Walk Tall!

You can make a difference
by learning how
to exercise correctly.

Osteoporosis Rehabilitation | Wilmington NC Osteoporosis Rehabilitation | Wilmington NC

Appropriate exercise helps build bone density. Our physical therapists can devise a comprehensive treatment program for you that includes:

  • Weight bearing exercises
  • Stretching/ flexibility training: The goal is to improve posture!
    • Open up chest muscles/ tissues
    • Lengthen rib cage
    • Stretch muscles at base of skull
    • Decrease forward head posture
  • Strengthening exercises, including trunk extension strengthening:
    • It is KEY to strengthen the muscles that support the back of your spine!
    • Studies support this trunk extension exercises to decrease fall risk
  • Balance training
  • Exercises to improve breathing mechanics
Bone Health

Contact Bodies in Balance Physical Therapy for an individualized instruction on how to best benefit from exercise if you have osteoporosis.

Once you learn your exercise program, remember you must keep up the exercise!Some studies have shown that bone mass will decrease when exercise training stops. Therefore, for an exercise program to help maintain healthy bones it needs to be continued.

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