BabyFit Program

Several changes in a woman’s body occur while carrying a baby.  Such changes can result in pain and discomfort in the musculoskeletal system.  We marvel when we learn of athletes who win in their respective sports even when they were pregnant: archers Khatuna Lorig (Soviet Union) and Cornelia Pfohl (Germany) won Olympic bronze medals in 1992 and 2000, respectively; beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA) won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics; and most recently tennis player Serena Williams (USA) for the Australian Open in Jan 2017.

Those who have been pregnant (I have had 2 successful pregnancies and 1 miscarriage) and I know how much toll it takes on a woman to bear children.  So, there are first-time mothers come into our office with a whole new perspective especially when it comes to their aches and pains.  We also have mothers on their subsequent pregnancies realizing this fact that has been handed on:  “each pregnancy is different.”

While there are safe stretching and strengthening exercises during pregnancy, it is imperative that a team of healthcare professionals weigh in on what is safe for the particular lady and that specific pregnancy.  There are co-morbidities and peculiarities for each pregnancy that may lead to certain precautions and contraindications when it comes to physical activity and exercise.

Through our BabyFit Physical Therapy program, we ensure that the health of both the mother and baby is at its optimum.  The physical therapists at All Sports Physical Therapy work with a board-certified women’s health specialist from the New York Bone and Joint Specialists as well as receive referrals from obstetricians and women’s health advocates in New York City.

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