Pregnancy Physical Therapy
April 2, 2015
During pregnancy women’s bodies go through significant changes – more than just the obvious growing belly. While this is a natural process for women of childbearing ages, women’s bodies must adapt to changes that happen rapidly. Age, ethnicity, physical wellness and genetic factors all affect how well women adapt to pregnancy. While some women coast through pregnancy and recall it as one of the best times in their lives, other women do not fare as well. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are Atlanta’s trusted leader in physical therapy for pregnant women. We offer comprehensive physical therapy programs and rehabilitation services with offices located conveniently throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.
Throughout pregnancy, women’s bodies must adapt as a whole. Organs must shift in order to make room for the growing uterus and baby, the respiratory system must adapt to optimize maternal and fetal oxygenation and to facilitate the removal and clearance of CO2 from the baby. Shortness of breath is a common complaint, because as the abdomen grows the diaphragm is elevated and the ribs are pushed out creating a decreased capacity for air. Perhaps the number one complaint among pregnant women is back pain. Gaining a good deal of weight in 9 months is a huge change for women’s bodies. Those who are petite or who are carrying multiples often find that these extreme changes cause their backs to compensate for the weight. This makes pregnant women more susceptible to injury and/or lead to the development of problems in the spine, pelvis, or rib cage.
The expert and licensed therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation will help those who are in pain or discomfort find more enjoyment during this special time in their lives. If you would like more information about our pregnancy physical therapy services, call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you during this very important time in your life.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340