PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM PREPARATION
Philly Moms deserve better… period.
You are going through many changes during this time that may be scary or hard to navigate on your own. Believe it or not, during most pregnancies, moderate intensity exercise is completely safe and you should feel empowered to do so to improve several aspects of your (and baby's) health, prepare for a smoother delivery, and minimize postpartum complications.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes several biomechanical changes due to altered center of gravity, musculoskeletal and pressure compensations, and hormone changes that affect tissue integrity. Our team wants to combine their pregnancy physical therapy knowledge and doula training to help you optimize your exercise and activities of daily living before and when baby arrives. These sessions are based on your individual needs and can include exercise guidance and safe positioning throughout the trimesters (including the fourth), education on how to heal your body safely and appropriately after birth, busting myths about scars, pain, and incontinence, providing tips to comfortably return to intercourse with your partner postpartum, and so much more.
We understand that it may be hard to get to the Manayunk, Philadelphia office with a little one so we provide mobile services to moms in Philadelphia, Main Line, and the suburbs including: Manayunk, Conshohocken, LaFayette Hill, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Fairmount, Germantown, Flourtown, Havertown, Haverford, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, Wayne, King of Prussia, South Philly, West Philly, and more!
GO INTO YOUR BIRTHING EXPERIENCE FEELING
STRONG AND EMPOWERED
Manual therapy techniques to reduce soft tissue tension, aches, and pain
Exercise programming through the first to "fourth" trimesters
Postural strengthening and reeducation
Activity modification curated to your space
Safe positioning and body mechanics
Breathing and core relationship training
Body preparation for birth
Doula-centered education about what to expect during pregnancy and birth
Postpartum healing education
Pelvic floor and core strengthening progression
Body management and mechanics while caring for your baby
Guided return to the activities and exercises that you love!
"Working with Dr. Victoria at Restore was hands down the smartest decision I made during my postpartum period. I suffered from severe pelvic & hip pain during the final weeks of my pregnancy, resulting in bed rest and an inability to walk independently both before and after birth. Finding Restore Physical Therapy gave me my independence back! Within a few weeks of working with Dr. Victoria, I was once able to complete everyday tasks (e.g. stairs, walking with my newborn) independently. Dr. Victoria is not only incredibly talented at what she does in helping women heal, but she truly cares for her patients' well being and pelvic health. She will be my very first call if and when I get pregnant again!"
Dr. Victoria and Dr. Gaby are trained doulas and available a few times per year to support your birth whether it is in your home, birth center, or local Philadelphia area hospital!
We are completely booked for Doula Clients until October 2024
Please reach out for more information!