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Postpartum

Bladder and Bowel

Movement 

Abdominal

Postpartum Concerns or Recovery

Are you confused and stressed trying to distinguish between normal vs. abnormal symptoms after delivery? Then let me help you!

 

After your delivery are you having issues with leakage or pain? Did you have a C-section recovery that doesn't feel "right"? Or are you noticing postpartum issues that are affecting your ability to enjoy your new family?  Whether you are weeks, months, or years postpartum, either vaginal or C-section delivery, you will benefit from Pelvic Floor PT.

 

Pelvic Floor PT helps you regain connection to your deep core muscles that feel distant and disconnected after birth. Reconnecting to these deep core muscles is important to help you regain stability, increase short and long term strength, and heal from symptoms that occur postpartum. Some specific concerns may be: Diastasis Recti, Incontinence, Prolapse, or Pain.

Initial Evaluation

60 minutes

90 minutes with treatment

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Treatment

Virtual Session

FREE 20 minutes discovery sessions

Also available 30-60 minute sessions

Pain with Intercourse

Bladder and Bowel

Initial Evaluation

60 minutes

90 minutes with treatment

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Treatment

Virtual Session

FREE 20 minutes discovery sessions

Also available 30-60 minute sessions

Initial Evaluation

60 minutes

90 minutes with treatment

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Treatment

Virtual Session

FREE 20 minutes discovery sessions

Also available 30-60 minute sessions

Movement and Activity 

Initial Evaluation

60 minutes

90 minutes with treatment

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Treatment

Virtual Session

FREE 20 minutes discovery sessions

Also available 30-60 minute sessions

Abdominal 

Are you healing after a C-Section? Are you confused about a path forward with a Diastasis Recti? Are you struggling with bladder pain or constipation? These are some of the most common abdominal concerns treated by Pelvic Floor PT.  

 

Abdominal issues are often not only felt locally, but in partner muscles such as the pelvic floor. Since our abdominals must coordinate with the pelvic floor, inhibition or weakness can lead to compensation or imbalance throughout the other deep core muscles.  

Some specific concerns you may have could be: C-Section recovery, Diastasis Recti, Bladder pain, Constipation, and Urinary Urgency/Frequency.

Initial Evaluation

60 minutes

90 minutes with treatment

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Treatment

Virtual Session

FREE 20 minutes discovery sessions

Also available 30-60 minute sessions

​Pelvic dysfunction can present as pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or vaginal insertion.  Having pelvic pain can be emotionally devastating and physically exhausting.  Pelvic Floor PT can be a path forward.

Pelvic pain can be superficial or deeply occurring pain. Both are treatable and treatment can include external and internal approaches. Internal treatment is always a collaborative decision. When addressing pelvic floor pain a personalised and individualised approach is top priority.  

 

Some terms used to describe some pain syndromes are: vaginismus, vulvodynia, and levator ani syndrome.

Are you struggling with bladder or bowel control, urgency, frequency, or feelings of incomplete emptying?  You are not alone. As many as 1 out of 3 women report having pelvic floor symptoms related to their bladder.  

The Pelvic Floor is a term used to describe a group of approximately 17 muscles that help support and stabilize our pelvis and allow for optimal bladder and bowel function. As a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist I can assess these muscles as part of a complete evaluation of the spine, trunk, and pelvis.  Partner muscles that coordinate with the pelvic floor play a role in bladder and bowel management as well, so a thorough assessment is crucial in order to form the best treatment plan.   

 

Common terms associated with bladder and bowel complaints include: Stress and Urge Incontinence, Urgency and Frequency, Nocturia, Incomplete Emptying, and Constipation.

Yes, I focus on women's health but that includes activity-related treatment!

 

Are you struggling with reoccurring or new joint pain? Does your low back, hip, or SI joint hurt? Are you interested in returning to movement after giving birth or having an injury but not sure how? Looking to start a more holistic fitness regime but have never touched weights? Or you are an experienced athlete dealing with a tough setback from an injury?

Returning or continuing with activity is vital to your physical health as much as your mental health! I believe in supporting women to keep moving! I will be your movement advocate. 

 

Helping you return to what you love to do or help you figure out how to scale movement while dealing with a limitation, is absolutely something I can help you with!

 
 
 
 
 

Contact Core Elements

4830 31st Street South, Suite B, 

Arlington, VA 22206

Email: core.elements.rachel@gmail.com

Phone: 703-509-2699

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