Postnatal Abdominal Pain
Postnatal lower abdominal pain is common and can be caused by your hip flexors that have become tight and sore. During pregnancy your pelvic tilts forward and this triggers your hip flexors to shorten and tighten. It is very important to normalize the function and length of your hip flexors prior to beginning a postnatal exercise program. Tight hip flexors can lead to a range of conditions including back pain, hip pain and abdominal pain.
What can you do at home to care for yourself?
Stretches: sitting and lying down, partner assisted
Orthotics, proper footwear
Sleep position with extra pillow, sitting position, driving car
What can we do in the office to help you?
Active Release Techniques
Sacroiliac chiropractic joint manipulation
Rehabilitative strengthening exercises PPT
Custom-molded biomechanical orthotics