Growing and welcoming a new life into the world is an exciting moment, however many moms may experience physical issues during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Specialized care and attention are needed for expecting moms in addition to the postpartum recovery and body adaptation period. Mothers Haven pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy services in Rhode Island are essential in helping women through this life-changing experience and facilitating a seamless transition to the best possible physical health. We are thankful to have Kristi Mason, a physical therapist specializing in women's health, as part of our collaborative care team here at Mothers Haven.
First, she will provide an overview of pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy. Kristi’s specialties will guide you through your pregnancy and support you through the postpartum period as this time is crucial for rehabilitation and healing because the body experiences major changes throughout pregnancy and childbirth. As an expecting or new mom, you may be experiencing various physical ailments that moms frequently have, including but not limited to musculoskeletal pain, diastasis recti, incontinence, and pelvic pain.
Mothers Haven team works to provide families with personalized treatment plans, specific exercises, and education to help them prepare for a healthy and strong pregnancy and postpartum. Our pregnancy and postpartum physical therapist has years of experience and several certifications that allow her to provide expert care to expecting and new moms such as her understanding of anatomy, women's health, and postpartum rehabilitation approaches. Kristi is one of the few physical therapists in Rhode Island who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum.
During her visits, she will discuss the significance of pregnancy and postpartum pelvic floor health. Kristi will perform an assessment and provide treatment methods used by physical therapists to treat pelvic floor difficulties, such as prolapse, incontinence, and pelvic pain. The treatment programs used here by our specialists are individualized using evidence-based techniques.
Here at Mothers Haven in Rhode Island, we also demonstrate the training that pregnancy and postpartum physical therapists receive to treat diastasis recti, a common disease in which the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy and with pregnancy. The benefit of seeing pregnancy and postpartum physical therapists is that you will learn methods utilized to reduce the gap between the muscles and strengthen the core.
Kristi will also examine the musculoskeletal issues that are common and may arise for moms who have given birth, including joint stiffness, hip pain, and shoulder or back pain. Our physical therapist's goal is to reduce pain and increase mobility, including manual therapy, exercises, and targeted interventions.
Here at Mothers Haven, we understand that mental and physical health are related. Our goal is to address the emotional support and management that our Rhode Island pregnancy and postpartum physical therapists offer, understanding the influence of postpartum time on mental health. Kristi's value of a holistic approach to healing is something Mothers Haven is proud to offer.
Thankfully Rhode Island is a small place and Kristi’s able to provide pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy in person, at your home, and via telehealth. She can provide telehealth for online consultations if you aren’t in Rhode Island and offers app-accessible home exercise regimens and other tech solutions that improve the efficiency and convenience of pregnancy and postpartum care.
The number of Rhode Island mothers who have benefited from physical treatment during pregnancy and following childbirth is incredible. Jen H. reported these services helped her recover after birth, focus on how she could feel better, experience less pain, and have a better overall quality of life which she felt in turn made her a better mother.
Mothers Haven is proud to be Rhode Island’s pregnancy and postpartum one-stop shop and we are here for you every single step of the way. Our pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy services are all-encompassing and individualized, offering various treatments beyond standard medical care. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive, culturally aware, and inclusive treatment, from conception throughout your parenthood journey. Pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide, is leading the way for a more thorough and individualized approach to pregnancy and postpartum. We are committed to rehabilitation by embracing innovations, encouraging community support, and promoting long-term wellness. Investing in the various pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy services available to expectant or new mothers in Rhode Island can be a game-changer toward a more empowered and healthy postpartum journey.