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Top 6 Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

Written By: Kristen Faigle, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, SportsCare Waldwick Clinical Director

At SportsCare Physical Therapy, our licensed physical therapists have extensive experience in treating common musculoskeletal injuries that women are more prone to during pregnancy.

Some of these conditions include lumbar and pelvic pain, rib dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and round ligament pain.

Our physical therapists will design an individualized and safe treatment program to fit your needs throughout your pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy has several key benefits including the following:

  • Decreases risk of hypertension
  • Boosts mood and energy level
  • Reduces constipation and swelling
  • Lowers risk for gestational diabetes
  • Limits excessive weight gain during pregnancy
  • Lowers the risk of preterm births

During your supervised exercise program, general precautions will be followed by monitoring your heart rate and exercise position selection specific to your trimester.

Other interventions utilized include manual therapy, kinesiotaping, stretching, and education on proper body mechanics.

Did you know that intensive pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy prevents urinary incontinence after delivery?

SportsCare Physical Therapy is here to help you with all of your pregnancy and postpartum needs.

You can contact us at this link to set up a complimentary screening.

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