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Postpartum Physical Therapy

Postpartum physical therapy focuses on helping new mothers recover after childbirth. We focus on posture, body mechanics and caring for baby and returning to desired activities and exercise. 

Good Shepherd’s specially trained physical therapists can help increase function and reduce pain caused by the physical demands of pregnancy and postpartum childcare.

Postpartum conditions we treat, include:

In-Home Postpartum Physical Therapy Program

To assist with postpartum recovery, Good Shepherd offers in-home postpartum physical therapy for mothers who are two to 12 weeks post-delivery.

A Good Shepherd physical therapist will visit the home to help with:

  • Appropriate exercises to improve postpartum mobility, posture and strength
  • Body mechanics for caring for baby (i.e., diaper changes)
  • Body mechanics for breastfeeding to decrease or prevent neck pain
  • Ergonomics for baby-wearing to decrease low back pain
  • C-section scar healing
  • Diastasis recti healing

After 12 weeks postpartum – and when it becomes easier to leave the house with baby – patients can transition appointments to Good Shepherd Physical Therapy’s Souderton location. Note: Internal pelvic floor physical therapy is not provided in-home at this time.

Telehealth

Good Shepherd is offering virtual services, including face-to-face telehealth video visits, with our expert therapists from the comfort of your home.

Moms in need of postpartum physical therapy can communicate in real time with a Good Shepherd therapist through a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet, and participate in therapy, exercises and other limited forms of treatment.


Schedule an in-person or telehealth therapy appointment by requesting an appointment online, calling 1-888-44-REHAB, or using live chat.