Advantages to postpartum physical therapy

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advices for new moms on the benefits and advantages that postpartum physical therapy offers for women after childbirth
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Advantages to postpartum physical therapy

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A woman might seek postpartum physical therapy for several reasons and some of them include weakness issues, it could be abdominal or back issues or pelvic floor issues. And pain is another one; pain in the vaginal or rectal tissues, if there's any trauma during labor and delivery, if there's any nerve issues like sciatica problems with the leg or arm pain, often times from carrying your baby, you get some ulnar nerve pain. So there's all sorts of reasons why a mom might seek postpartum physical therapy.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advices for new moms on the benefits and advantages that postpartum physical therapy offers for women after childbirth

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Deena Goodman, PT

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Deena Poll Goodman, PT, WCS, BCIA-PMDB is the Founder and Director of Goodman Physical Therapy, Inc in West Los Angeles, CA. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 22 years of experience specializing in urogynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics, and pelvic health and wellness.  Goodman is one of the first in the nation to have received Board Certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. She treats men and women in her private practice for pelvic and sexual pain issues, and has a passion for helping prenatal and postpartum women get their bodies back in shape. She is internationally recognized for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and developed and implemented many programs during the 12 years she was on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including mom and baby exercise classes. 

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