Pregnancy Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy for Women Who Are Pregnant Atlanta GADuring 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.
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Back Pain During Pregnancy

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Atlanta Physical Therapy for Pregnant WomenBack pain is a common occurrence for women during pregnancy. In fact, more than half of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point throughout their nine months. As a woman’s belly grows throughout pregnancy, the lower back curves more than usual to accommodate the weight out in front. This curving results in strained muscles and back pain. As the uterus continues to grow, it shifts the center of gravity forward as pregnancy progresses and puts even more pressure on the lower back. Hormones also play a role in back pain during pregnancy. A hormone called relaxin causes the ligaments to stretch and joints to loosen to prepare the body for child birth, but this can also lead to back pain because there is more weight and less support on the spine.
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