Julie Revelant who is a health journalist wrote an interesting article for FOXNEWS.com stressing that every mom needs and deserves to have physical therapy treatment after childbirth. Revelant compares the American medical care system to other countries, like France.
In the US most people basically assume a woman's body will magically "snap back together" 6 weeks after delivery. Not True! Many women develop painful conditions, diastasis recti (AKA, Mommy Tummy) and suffer with incontinence as a result of childbirth. Early intervention and physical therapy treatment can reverse these conditions and prevent more serious injuries from developing months, years and even decades after becoming a mother.
Most women are not aware that physical therapy treatment can help them recover after childbirth. The right physical therapy treatment program can help women restore the strength of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.Bet you didn't know that.
After I published my book, "Baby Bod - Turn Flab to Fab in 12 Weeks Flat", one of the most common reactions I got was that most people were surprised to learn there are physical therapists who have advanced training in the treatment of postpartum issues. They are called Women's Health Physical Therapists. (You can find one in your area by looking up the website for the Women's Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and enter your zip code.)
It appears that the American medical community drops the ball when it comes to taking care of moms with postpartum issues.In France things are different. Women go for physical therapy treatment after each and every birth. French women do not get the "green light" from their health care provider to return to vigorous exercise programs until after they complete two to three months of physical therapy treatment to restore the strength of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.OOO la la!
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