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Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy places great demands on a woman’s body. More than 50% of pregnant women experience back pain or some orthopaedic problem. Common complaints during pregnancy include lower back pain, hip and knee discomfort,  pelvic pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, urinary incontinence, sacroiliac pain, and pain or tingling in the hands, legs, and feet.

While pain is common during pregnancy, it is not normal. Many times the pain is a result of increased elasticity in the soft tissues of the body and postural changes as the baby grows. Physical therapy designed specifically for the pregnant woman is often recommended to treat the aches and pains that arise during pregnancy. Our experienced physical therapists work with women to stabilize their pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, to improve their body mechanics, and to decrease pregnancy-related pain.

Common physical therapy treatments for these pains may include:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Myofascial Release techniques to increase soft tissue flexibility and mobility
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Exercises to improve strength and mobility as well as improving postural alignment and balance
  • Suggestions for proper body mechanics and positioning to minimize pain and discomfort
  • Assistance in fitting of maternity belts and supports

In Motion’s comprehensive program also offers instruction in circulation and breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. In addition to treating pregnant women, this program incorporates post-partum pregnancy therapy, which includes muscle strengthening exercises following cesarean or vaginal delivery.

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In Motion at Chesapeake Square
2613 Taylor Road, Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA 23321
(757) 465-7651
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In Motion at Eagle Harbor
13609 Carrollton Boulevard, Suite 15
Carrollton, Virginia 23314
(757) 238-2690
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In Motion at Boo Williams Sportsplex
Boo Williams Sportsplex
5 Armistead Pointe Parkway
Hampton, Virginia 23666
(757) 224-4601
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In Motion at Harbour View
Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Medical Arts Building
5838 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 673-5971
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In Motion at DePaul
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center
7300 Newport Ave., Ste. 300
Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 217-0333
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In Motion at Mary Immaculate
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
Health Resource Center
2 Bernardine Drive
Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 886-6480
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In Motion at High Street
3300 High Street, Suite 1A
Portsmouth, VA 23707
(757) 673-5689
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In Motion at Portsmouth YMCA
4900 High St W
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 483-4518
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In Motion at Downtown Suffolk
1417 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-3366
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In Motion at Town Center
4677 Columbus St. Suite 201
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 463-2540
Fax: (757) 463-2554
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In Motion at Hilltop
1817 Laskin Rd., Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 437-0471
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In Motion at Redmill
Redmill Landing
1253 Nimmo Parkway, Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 943-3060
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In Motion at Victory YMCA
101 Long Green Blvd
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 952-1900
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