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  • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
    Absolutely! Research has shown that exercising during pregnancy helps with comfort during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum recovery and mental health. Here at Moms treating Moms, we can provide expert advice on safe exercise, and how to do it properly. It is important to keep your pelvic floor and core connecting, even with a growing belly, to help prevent low back pain, SI joint pain, pubic symphysis pain and speed up recovery time postpartum. Starting to learn the proper exercises early can help decrease the risk of hernias, diastasis recti and prolapse. It is important to note that every pregnancy is different, there are some contraindications that limit exercise. Feel free to contact us by phone or through our contact form to determine if you are a good candidate for services and how and when to get started.
  • Is it safe to start exercising right after birth?
    Your core and pelvic floor are so vulnerable 6-12 weeks postpartum, so it is crucial to exercise properly right after birth. Having a baby is hard on your body! Your abdominal muscles are stretched out, your ribs spread out, your pelvic floor had to handle a tremendous amount of pressure from the growing baby, your posture changed causing increased tightness in shoulders and neck, your back muscles had to overcompensate to make up for lack of abdominal strength, and your diaphragm (your breathing muscle) got pushed up. Take a moment to appreciate what your body went thought, but also acknowledge it is going to take time to recover! Too much too soon can cause or worsen diastasis recti or pelvic floor dysfunction. It is so important to focus on proper breathing, pressure management, and body awareness before jumping back into your normal exercise routine.
  • What is the Pelvic Floor?
    So often Moms are cleared to go back to regular routine 6 weeks postpartum, and any issues are brushed off as “normal”, or “that’s motherhood”. And a lot of these conversations are uncomfortable, which leads Moms to suffer in silence. Unnecessary silence, and with conditions that can be treated with pelvic physical therapy! ​ So what is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is made up of several muscles that help support the bladder, rectum and reproductive organs. It helps with continence and sexual function. It helps regulate intraabdominal pressure. It also contributes to postural and respiratory functions, as well as control of the lumbar spine and pelvis. That is a lot! So why is this not regularly discussed during OB visits? Crazy!! But we are here to help. We are here to help navigate these uncomfortable topics, and help you get back to a healthier and happier you!
  • Do you take health insurance?
    Moms Treating Moms, LLC is an out-of-network provider using a fee-for-service model of care. This allows us to give you full one on one direct care by a Doctor of Physical Therapy with more flexibility and freedom than insurance-based models. That means getting the care you want and need without being limited to what your insurance will and will not pay for. No surprise bills, no co-pays, or deductibles to worry about. Payments are made in full at the time of session via cash, check, credit or debit card. We accept HSA/FSA cards.
  • Do I need a doctor referral?
    We have a direct access physical therapist which allows you to schedule right away without a doctor’s referral. This will allow for a quicker recovery time and potentially less cost to you in the long run! However, after 30 days in the state of Pennsylvania, a prescription by your doctor will be needed to continue with physical therapy treatment.
  • Do you provide mental health services?
    Dr. Brianne is certified in perinatal mental health, but she is not a mental health professional. She can provide effective treatment approaches within her scope of practice that can help provide interim relief if needing more treatment. She is trained to screen for and identify various perinatal mental health conditions and knows the appropriate referral sources to provide continued and uninterrupted support and treatment.
  • What is your travel radius?
    We will travel 30 miles from Wexford, PA. Please reach out to the phone number on our website or contact form if you have any questions regarding travelling to your location. We also offer telehealth services for anyone wanting services in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • What to expect on the first visit?
    Your first visit will take approximately 60-90 minutes. It will consist of reviewing your medical history and mental health, current impairments, assessments of breathing, posture, strength, mobility, and functional movements. We will go over your specific goals and needs as well as any barriers to progress you may have, and come up with a specific treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If you are receiving an in-person assessment, I will travel to you!
  • What is included in the postpartum subscription?
    The postpartum subscription is different than your standard pregnancy or postpartum fitness app. You are eligible once you have completed an initial evaluation - either in-person or virtual. This allows the program to be fully customized to fit your needs. You will receive daily and/or weekly exercises depending on your need. You will have access to communicate with our physical therapist to answer any questions you may have during the program. The program will include weekly check-ins, bi-weekly 15 minute virtual visit check-ins, and monthly 30 minute reassessments. This allows for a fully customized PT program with the flexibility to complete on your time, whenever and wherever!

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