Prenatal and Postpartum Pain

Pappas is the best first choice for your pregnancy and postpartum care. 

A physical therapist can address:

  • Abdominal weakness
  • Blocked / plugged milk ducts
  • Constipation
  • Developing an exercise program during or post-pregnancy
  • Headaches
  • Mid-back and low back pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Painful c-section or episiotomy scars
  • Pelvic pain
  • Poor sleeping
  • Preventing bed rest complications
  • Shoulder / neck pain
  • Swelling
  • Tailbone pain
  • Urinary or bowel leakage

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We offer complimentary screens at all Pappas PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Find relief for your pain during pregnancy

With your body changing shape to accommodate a growing baby, it is not unusual to experience different aches and pains throughout your body. PTs can help you manage these discomforts and teach you how to prevent further issues down the road. Treatments to combat these aches and pains during pregnancy include decompression of the abdomen and nerves with braces/supports or manual pressure, exercises to stabilize the low back and pelvis, teaching proper body mechanics/good posture, and teaching good sleeping positions.

 

Prepare for labor & delivery

If you have a C-section or episiotomy scars from prior pregnancies, your physical therapist can help you prepare for labor and delivery. Manual techniques, perineal massage, and varying positions can be beneficial in decreasing tearing and pain.

 

Combat bladder & bowel issues

Urinary leakage is a frequent occurrence that can begin with pregnancy. However, it is something that can be changed with pelvic floor exercises, correct body mechanics to reduce force on the bladder, and modified fluid intake/bladder habits. Constipation is also something commonly experienced due to decreased movement of food through the digestive tract because of relaxing muscles from increased progesterone. With some diet modifications, colon massage, and other education, your PT can help you manage this discomfort and show you how to improve your bowel and bladder health.

 

Overcome post-pregnancy pain

After giving birth, vaginally or by C-section, many women suffer from abdominal and pelvic discomfort along with weakness. Core stability training, pelvic floor strengthening, and scar tissue work are a few methods utilized by our expert physical therapists for these conditions. Painful intercourse can also be experienced following delivery. Physical therapy uses a variety of treatment options to assist in restoring your pelvis and body to enjoy sexual activity again.

A few weeks of commitment can mean a future free from pain. What's holding you back?

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I joined Pappas in 2017 as a new graduate and could not be more happy with the sense of community and shared passion for patient-centered care that comes naturally to this company. As a new graduate I was given guidance and mentorship that helped me bridge the gap between school and the workspace. Pappas has…

five stars Lauren Parsonage, DPT, OCS North Providence & East Greenwich/Healthtrax

I knew Pappas would be the right fit for me when I was here for my first clinical affiliation. The focus on company culture and continuing education is what helped me make my decision to apply. What really helped solidify my decision was when I voiced my desire to build a pelvic health program, which…

five stars Kendra-lynn Kohanski, PT, DPT East Greenwich/Healthtrax

I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas for the past 10 years. In that time I have been fortunate enough to work with some of my best friends, establish great memories and grow professionally. Pappas exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to help facilitate…

five stars Dan Macera Clinic Director

The entire team here makes you feel like family. I can’t believe they completely healed my shoulder. No need for surgery!!! I’ll never go anywhere else for PT. They all stay on the cutting edge of new technology.

five stars Elaine G. Pappas Patient

I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas a try, you won’t regret it!

five stars Paulette C. Pappas Patient

My second time here for therapy, and I think you guys are great. I would definitely refer you all to anybody. Great, friendly and helpful staff.

five stars Edward C. Pappas Patient

Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!

five stars Jasnoor K. Pappas Patient

This was my first time at Pappas. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.

five stars Pete M. Pappas Patient

Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.

five stars Megan H. Pappas Patient

My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.

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Find the perfect plan for your prenatal and
post-pregnancy needs now.

Schedule an appointment or give us a call at (401) 351-0515.

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