Every woman who has a child deserves to be postpartum strong from the inside out!

Did you know that current research reveals……. 1 in 3 women will have bladder leakage, 36% of postpartum women will discover they have separation of the their abdominal muscles, and 30-50% of postpartum women will experience a heavy feeling that could be descent of the pelvic organs?

Become postpartum strong so you do YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS!

Did you know that a physical therapist, who has advanced training in the women’s health specialty, can perform a musculoskeletal assessment to determine if you present with one or more of these postpartum dysfunctions.

Why Didn’t I Know?

Take a minute to answer this 5 question check list . . . 

1) DO YOU LEAK WHEN YOU LAUGH, COUGH, AND/OR SNEEZE?      ⃝YES      ⃝NO

2) DO YOU HAVE PAIN OR DISCOMFORT WITH INTERCOURSE?        ⃝YES      ⃝NO

3) DOES YOUR BACK ACHE WITH LIFTING, FEEDING, OR CHANGING YOUR BABY?    ⃝YES   ⃝NO

4) DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL “PRESSURE” OR A “BULGE” IN YOUR PELVIS?    ⃝YES   ⃝NO

5) WHEN PICKING UP YOUR HEAD WHILE LYING ON YOUR BACK, IS THERE A BULGE OR DO YOU

FEEL A SEPARATION IN YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES?    ⃝YES    ⃝NO

If you answered YES to any of these, you’re definitely not alone! Ask for a musculoskeletal assessment. A physical therapist women’s health specialist can assess pelvic floor muscle function, abdominal separation, and postural alignment, and functional use of your back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles coupled with proper breathing. Even if you have none of the above, you could benefit from attending a screening and learning how to regain or improve the strength, endurance, and coordination of the deep intrinsic trunk muscles to prevent the above listed concerns.

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 All insurances will cover physical therapy for muscle disuse and incoordination post delivery. Women across the world who just had a baby with no delivery problems are screened and offered rehab. 

                                   “You too deserve the best so that you can give your baby the best!”

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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