“I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.”

Pelvic floor physical therapy is an important part of every woman’s postpartum recovery! Listen to this patient’s testimonial on how our Postpartum Strong® sessions helped her reduce pain and improve function.

“I have to take care of myself, so that I can take care of my family.”

“I first came to Women’s Health Physical Therapy after having my first child. I had a normal pregnancy but towards the end, had a lot of hip pain and lower back pain. After giving birth, I also realized that I was having a lot of pelvic floor muscle weakness, ab weakness because my muscles had spread so far apart during pregnancy and also had perineal tissue tear which really caused me a lot of pain, especially when it came to lying down in bed or getting up.”

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“At first, I went to an Ob/Gyn and they just told me, ‘Oh, everything is healing fine, just give your body time to bounce back.’ . . . but I really felt that there was something wrong and that I should be more proactive about it to fix the issue. I also saw a Chiropractor but they only provided temporary relief. It wasn’t until I had spoken to a family member, that I learned about physical therapy options to help address a lot of these areas that really affect a lot of women who are having postpartum challenges.”

“When I first came here, within the first few exercises, we worked on increasing my pelvic floor muscle strength, worked on SI joint (sacroiliac joint) issues, really working on the muscles that are in my lower back as well as my hips and within two days, I saw a vast improvement. I didn’t have any hip pain, I could walk with a normal gate and the changes were just so drastic . . . I was really impressed.”

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” A lot of the exercises are things that I can do on a daily basis, even while sitting. Whether that is Kegel exercises or my pelvic floor exercises, it really goes a long way and I realized that it has helped me be able to engage in a more normal routine, whether I am picking up my child or lying down in bed.”

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“I found that it’s really important that I need to be able to take of myself, so that I can take care of my family.”

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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