Come support us with your vote on February 24th as we present our Postpartum Strong® program to the public!
Richmond Public Library – Main Branch – 101 E Franklin St
February 24th, 2016
Doors Open to the public at 6:00pm (please arrive early!)
Speakers start promptly at 7:00pm
Postpartum rehabilitation is a regular component of care in countries like Canada, Germany, France, Brazil and New Zealand.
In Germany: Midwives visit for 10 days following delivery. Women receive body coaches for 6 weeks to check on the baby and to exercise with the mother.
In France Midwives visit for 5 days following delivery and women receive 10-20 sessions of la reeducation perineale.
CURRENTLY, POSTPARTUM REHABILITATION IS NOT A REGULAR PART OF CARE IN THE USA
For this reason, I developed a program called Postpartum Strong® to offer women in the USA the postpartum care they need. Since the launch of the program earlier this year, the feedback and results have been overwhelmingly positive.
Postpartum Strong® – from the inside out, is a unique musculoskeletal program developed for women post-delivery to regain muscle strength of their abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Clinical research now supports rehabilitation after a normal or challenging birth or pregnancy to prevent incontinence, prolapse and/or sexual dysfunction. This course is a two session class that emphasizes education and supervised exercise instruction.
Through the launch of the Postpartum Strong® program (postpartumstrong.com), we realize how needed this type of care is and have since begun several partnerships with area hospitals to educate doctors, nurses and the population as a whole. Our goal is to spread the information on the importance of postpartum rehabilitation to prevent and treat issues, such as incontinence, chronic back pain, weak abdominals and pelvic pain.
With the support of fellow women, health professionals and the community, we can change the way postpartum care is viewed in this country and provide better options for RVA women to become postpartum strong!
Postpartum Strong® is a program of Women’s Health Physical Therapy and Men’s Pelvic Health