What do the French know about getting their bodies back after birth that Americans do not? It’s probably not what you think.
In France, all new mothers are entitled to 10 or more free sessions of pelvic floor rehabilitation, or “perineal re-education”. The women of France are taught by physical therapists how to re-strengthen their vaginal and abdominal muscles in order to prevent incontinence and pelvic prolapse. Here are links to a couple great articles that provide further information about this therapy that is often overlooked in the US.
Sounds great, right? Who wouldn’t want to prevent wearing pads and adult diapers? There are further benefits too. How about stronger orgasms? Who can argue with that?
So why haven’t you heard of this great therapy? Unfortunately, most providers in the US think that saying “Just do your kegels” is enough to reverse or prevent post-partum pelvic floor issues. If you pee when you laugh, sneeze, cough, jump or exercise, this advice is not enough for you. And if not corrected now, your pelvic floor condition may worsen over time.
So where can you find a program similar to the French perineal re-education? At Renew Physical Therapy, we offer a comprehensive post-partum program that includes re-strengthening of the pelvic floor and abdominals, correcting Diastasis Recti and reversing your new mom posture of slumped shoulders and upper back pain. OUr great program also teaches you how to mobilize your C-Section scar, perineal tear or episiotomy scar as well.
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