More than two-thirds of pregnant people experience low-back pain.
While common, this doesn't mean that you need to be in pain while expecting.

Manual therapy, including soft tissue therapies and chiropractic adjustments, have been shown to decrease pain in pregnant people. 

Exercise has been also been shown to decrease pain and missed days at work.

Since the body is undergoing significant changes while growing a baby, proper application and modification of exercises and technique is essential for long term health.  Working with someone who understands exercise and how the body changes during pregnancy will lead to better results. 

After giving birth, conventionally a new parent is cleared for exercise around 6 weeks.  Too frequently, there is little guidance provided leading to the parent returning to what they were doing pre-pregnancy which can lead to increased pain and injury.  

Whether you're a pregnant athlete looking to safely continue exercising or newly postpartum wanting to return to activity, Empowered MVMT has a treatment option for you.  

Diastasis Recti
During pregnancy, 100% of pregnant people will develop this at some point by the end of their pregnancy.

Diastasis Recti occurs as the body adapts to allow for space for the growing fetus.  The rectus abdominus muscles will separate to allow this to happen. 

After giving birth, the muscles may or may not return to the pre-pregnancy position.  With the demands of being a new parent, it is common for proper healing and function to not be a priority.

This leads to a decrease in quality of life, increase in low back pain and frustration. 

Having a plan for recovering postpartum can decrease these.  

Dr. Emily is a Sports Chiropractor who is passionate in helping new parents decrease pain, improve core strength and improve quality of life early into parenthood.

Our approach
This time of your life is unique and you deserve the best quality of care.

During your pregnancy & postpartum journey, your body will be changing.  Learning a strategy to adapt to these changes will lead to a healthier future.  Based on your individual history and goals, this strategy may include some or all of the following: breathing technique work, abdominal (core) pressure management, learning how to apply appropriate tension for the task at hand (doing kegals all day isn't necessary). position modification (posture, alignment when lifting etc), and movement modifications.

While pregnant, a prehab program will be implemented to reduce unnecessary stress on your already stressed system, by addressing tendancies for positioning and modifying movements.

During your postpartum journey, a rehab program will be implemented to progressively improve core function and return to exercise in a sustainable manner. 

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