27 Jun 80: How To Heal Your Postpartum Symptoms Through Physical Therapy with Kelsey Vagnoni
Many women face a lot of lingering issues after having a baby.
They face back pain, diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues, and so much more. Unfortunately, most don’t get the treatment they need because the medical focus usually shifts to the baby after birth.
In today’s episode of The Dr. Kinney Show, I sat down with Kelsey Vagnoni to talk about how physical therapy can make a huge difference for postpartum moms.
Kelsey Vagnoni earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 2007. Since that time, she has taken over 400 hours of additional hands-on training to improve her manual therapy skills. She spent 9 years in outpatient orthopedics as a spine and pelvic specialist before starting her own business.
She became a mother in 2015. While she was recovering from a very traumatic birth, she realized physical therapy had a much-needed place in postpartum recovery. Why is physical therapy routine for a sprained ankle but not after childbirth?
She started Personalized Physical Therapy in 2016 with a goal to provide high-quality, accessible care to mothers and change the way we think about physical therapy.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- The issues many postpartum women face
- When mothers should consider going to physical therapy
- The importance of PT after C-sections
- The effect of scar tissue on the rest of the body
- How PT can help diastasis recti
This is such an important, yet often overlooked, topic. I love how Kelsey makes sure that women are able to get the care they need and that she makes healing a priority by offering child care while her patients receive their therapy.
Kelsey offers tons of resources on her website for postpartum moms to help them start their healing journey. If you are interested in working with her to heal your pelvic floor muscles, reach out to her on her website here.
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