Postpartum Chiropractic Care
Recovering from childbirth is an important part of your postpartum period. Unfortunately, postpartum recovery is not something that is spoken about as often as necessary. Postpartum women are frequently left to navigate their own recovery with only a 6-week postpartum appointment. A woman's body is forever changed postpartum and that can be a scary, yet empowering time for a new mother. Postpartum women deserve better guidance and care.
The aches and pains of pregnancy may be in your past, but new symptoms and complaints can present themselves. Common postpartum complaints include: low back pain, hip pain, pelvic or pubic joint pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, core dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). Many of these complaints have been deemed "normal" by other healthcare providers, but Dr. Sarah believes that normal and common are 2 very different things.
Postpartum care at Pinnacle Hill Chiropractic is much more than spinal manipulation alone. Following a full past medical history and discussion about your pregnancy, labor and birth, a treatment plan including soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation (if needed) and appropriate rehabilitation exercises will be developed. Each and every postpartum mom is different, therefore each and every postpartum treatment plan is different. Treatment will continue to change as mom continues to progress through her postpartum period. Dr. Sarah recommends seeking specialized postpartum chiropractic care as soon as 2 weeks postpartum.
Dr. Sarah has taken a multitude of continuing education courses and completed extensive training in postpartum care and movement. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care and is currently one of two BIRTHFIT Professionals in Rochester, NY. She has also continued to educate herself outside of the chiropractic field. She has recently taken an 8-week class that has educated her further on how to externally diagnose pelvic floor dysfunction in pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Sarah has been trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), BIRTHFIT Inc., Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, ICE Physical Therapy and Julie Wiebe, PT. Dr. Sarah also ensures that she works closely with her patient's other team members, including their OBs, midwives, physical therapists, and coaches.