Postpartum Core & Restore

Why is this class important to me?

Pregnancy can cause many changes in a woman’s body. These musculoskeletal changes can be uncomfortable and painful.

During pregnancy, you may experience low back pain, pelvic/hip pain, sciatica, rib pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, coccyx pain or pubic symphysis pain. Physical therapy can reduce your pain, prevent symptoms from becoming chronic, and keep you at your physical best during this wonderful time.

In the postpartum months, again your body experiences changes. Specific exercises in a controlled manner after a normal or challenging delivery or pregnancy can prevent incontinence, prolapse, and/or sexual dysfunction.  This can be performed in our small group setting focused on these symptoms or 1:1 with your physical therapist.

It is important to regain muscle strength and restore proper length so that you may safely return to activity and exercise. The demands of caring for your newborn may cause back pain, hip pain, and /or pelvic floor dysfunction.

If you have a separation of the abdominal wall (i.e. diastasis recti), that requires correction for safe return to exercise and to decreased you risk for pelvic floor dysfunction.

Am i appropriate for this class?

Alongside your OB-GYN, Dr. Danielle Vaughan or Dr. Emily Rivera will help determine if you are appropriate for a small group studio class or would initially benefit from 1:1 treatment from a Women’s Health Specialist. Several factors determine if you are appropriate for the class including, but not limited to:

  • Size of your diastasis recti

  • Complexity of past medical history (comorbidities)

  • Amount of trauma associated with child birth

Please contact us if you are unsure if you are appropriate for the class and you can speak directly with Danielle or Emily. 

Your Team

Dr. Danielle Vaughan, PT, DPT, Women’s Health Physical Therapist

Emily Rivera

Dr. Emily Rivera, PT, DPT, Women’s Health Physical Therapist

“I would like to give a big shout out to PhysioFit. I have recently finished a few rounds of their core and restore program which has done wonders for me. Not only did my core muscle and strength improve ( as well as my waist line) but the full workout I received prepared me for their runners core and yoga. I look so forward to my Monday runners core class and the full body workout I am receiving. I am feeling strong, confident and very pleased with the programs they offer”