Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

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Anna Siliciano, Doctor of Physical Therapy

The body undergoes many amazing physical changes during pregnancy while making a baby.  Unfortunately, many women also experience pain during pregnancy due increased weight, lengthening of abdominal muscles, hormonal changes and postural changes.  The most common physical complaints are low back pain, sacral- iliac joint pain/dysfunction, and sciatica.  Other complaints include neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, thoracic pain, pubic symphysis pain, leg cramps, and shortness of breath.

All of the above issues can be addressed with physical therapy intervention, or even better they can be prevented or lessened with physical therapy at the beginning of pregnancy.  Preventative physical therapy includes instruction in appropriate stretching/strengthening exercises, education regarding proper postural alignment and body mechanics as well as recommendations on other appropriate interventions.  Physical therapy treatment for established symptoms can involve: pain management strategies, soft tissue mobilization, aquatic therapy, cupping therapy, taping, instruction in appropriate core stabilization exercises and stretches and aquatic therapy.   We can also help find the appropriate maternity support belt to decrease the pressure of the growing abdomen.

Pregnancy is no reason to stop being active and doing the things you love.  Call our office to schedule a visit today for a happy, healthy pregnancy!

An SI belt helps to support the Sacroiliac Joint
during pregnancy and can help to decrease pain.


I am very happy for a chance to review RMPT. After a bone breaking fall , on hard ground, they were able to rid me of the pain and make it possible for me to walk again. As i have no car, Stacey worked carefully to coordinate my rides and available appointments and Kaleb’s unusual expertise, patience, and encouragement, gave me a new start in only 3 months. What a joy to work with such professionals!

(South Fort Collins Clinic)


I feel very safe & secure with this group of friendly, fun, competent professionals! I have been working with them for several months and have progressed under their care! No matter how bad I feel I always leave feeling better. I have faith in their ability to help me heal! They are energetic, eager to help and skilled! I’m so happy I have RMPT!

(Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

Rocky Mountain PT has turned out to be an excellent choice in doing my therapy. From the ease of scheduling through the office to the way they make you feel throughout the entire process is great. I had Derrick for the majority of my appointments and he was able to help alleviate so many of the post surgery issues I was having. He was always open ears to how I was feeling and I could tell he has a passion for really trying to "help". From one small business to another its nice to see a company that truly cares. Thank You Derrick!

(Loveland Clinic)

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