Avoid Pain and Improve Function

During pregnancy, a woman will likely experience a changing center of gravity, hormonal increases, postural dysfunction, stress and additional weight gain. The body must adapt to the uterus growing 1,000 times l

50-70% of those who are pregnant experience back pain and other complaints.

Often, muscle strength and flexibility are not optimal for the childbearing year.

It is important to be fit to prepare for these changes to avoid pain and improve function.

Women’s health physical therapists have specialized training in changes occurring during a woman’s life including pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and postpartum periods.

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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