The Education for Pregnant Women about Physical Therapy is Lacking

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Portland Oregon

It’s still amazing how little the medical field talks about what women should pay attention to after pregnancy. Below is a summary of findings found from Mary Baldwin University. The important thing to know is that pelvic health physical therapy can help with ALL of these issues!

J.R. Bierlein, L/D/ Shoaf, Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, Mary Baldwin University, Bay City, Michigan, United States. 

  • 66.7% of women received no education on postpartum symptoms, incontinence or pelvic pain pre-, peri, or postpartum

  • 60% of women had incontinence pre-, peri, or postpartum

  • 46.7% of women reported pelvic pain pre-, peri, or postpartum

  • 53.3%-60% of women reported symptoms interfering with work

This study had 30 female participants of ages 18 and 50 years old and reported their findings within 1 year after their most recent delivery and expressed no additional medical complications.