The types of postpartum physical therapy treatment

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, explains the different postpartum physical therapy treatments available for new moms, and what kind of treatment can help with
The Different Types of Postpartum Physical Therapy Treatments
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The types of postpartum physical therapy treatment

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There are a lot of types of physical therapy treatment available to women postpartum, especially initially postpartum; in the first few months, to allow a woman to strengthen her own individual needs of returning to her normal exercise. A physical therapist would work on strengthening things a little differently than returning to a trainer or an exercise class, and individualize, as well as, looking at if there is any scar tissue or issues related to pain in muscle spasms, or post c-section. So, again, soft tissue therapeutic exercise and other modalities. It might be ultrasound, infrared light, electrical stimulation, all types of modalities that help get the body to return to normal.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, explains the different postpartum physical therapy treatments available for new moms, and what kind of treatment can help with

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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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