Physical Therapy for Back Pain During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and do you have back, hip, knee or leg pain?

Have you been told that you just need to wait until you have your baby to feel better?

Have you been told that there is nothing that can be done for you at this time?

If you answered yes, then you need to read this carefully.

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Pregnancy is normal and healthy, not a disease.  Back pain is typical for all people, but should not be the norm, however most people do not know what to do about it.  Sciatica is also a typical side effect of your changing body, but also should be addressed.  There are other typical “side effects” of pregnancy that can be eliminated or significantly decreased with the appropriate care.

I recently spoke with a woman on the phone who told me that when she was in her final trimester she was referred by her physician to a physical therapist for her back pain.   When she arrived for her appointment, and was finally seen by the therapist, the therapist told her that there was nothing she could do for her because she was so close to her due date.  She called me, 6 months after the birth of her child, because she still has this same pain.  I find this rather upsetting as there are many techniques I use that are safe during pregnancy that help relieve and reduce back pain, and she should not have had to wait this long before receiving help.  I can help you feel better, move easier and see you in my office within 24-48 hours, even if you are in your final weeks of pregnancy.

I specialize in a technique called Myofascial Release and it is a very safe, gentle and effective form of hands-on manual physical therapy, massage and bodywork that helps the tight and painful areas in your body let go and feel better again.

Prior to delivery of your baby (prenatal) it helps to have your pelvis balanced and any restrictions released to aide in your natural process of birthing your baby.  I can also help after delivery during the postnatal time with any lingering issues and can teach you how to regain your core stability, strength and a flat stomach.  These techniques can also help if you had a rectus diastisis (abdominal wall separation) or other normal postnatal pelvic floor problems you may experience such as stress urinary incontinence (leaking when you sneeze).

Please call our office at 336-271-6677 or visit our website to schedule your evaluation with a physical therapist in Greensboro today and to learn more about how we can help you become free from pain.

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active and healthy without medications, injections or surgery since 1999. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2008. Dr. LeBauer graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a B.A. in History and moved to San Francisco where he studied Massage Therapy and Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. He has specialized in Myofascial Release since 2000 and is an Instructor with the John F. Barnes MFR Seminars. A native of Greensboro, Dr. LeBauer returned in 2005 to continue the third generation of LeBauers as health care professionals in Greensboro. Dr. LeBauer helps weekend warriors, high level athletes, desk jockeys, students, children and anyone with pain, stiffness return to the activities the love without expensive imaging, pain medications, injections or surgery. He specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, pain and injuries which have not responded to traditional treatments and therapies with the goal of helping patients have less pain, move better and feel wonderful in their bodies. Dr. LeBauer also helps other physical therapists start and grow successful cash-based physical therapy practices. He has developed an online training course that describes in detail how to start a small private practice, along with his marketing secrets and strategy. He is currently available for recorded telephone and video coaching sessions, email support, on-site visits and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information, rates and services.. Dr. LeBauer enjoys riding one of his vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters or his bicycle to work. He has raced bicycles since high school and as a category 1 amateur throughout the United States. He was based out of Northern California and North Carolina and spent a very memorable summer racing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He enjoys working in his garden and has an edible landscape including pears, apples, scuppernogs (native muscadine grapes), raspberries, blueberries, figs, various seasonal vegetables and shiitake mushrooms. He has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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