The Standard of Care: Pelvic Floor Physical (Occupational) Therapy

Friday, June 23, 2023

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Dr. Betty DeLass, PT, DPT

Owner/Founder of Reborn Pelvic Health & Wellness

Shouldn’t Pelvic Floor Physical (Occupational) Therapy Be The Standard Of Care?


And it is. Period.

Unfortunately, it is not common knowledge that pelvic floor physical (or occupational) therapy is the standard of care during pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.

Many people think they don’t need it, and sadly, many more people don’t even know that it is an option.

However, thanks to social media and a generation of birthing people who are more and more vocal about it all, pelvic floor therapy has gained some awareness and has become more of a “buzzword” lately.

Let’s take a look at the standard of care for ACL reconstruction (ligament in your knee) and rotator cuff repairs (tendons in your shoulder).

_When do you start physical therapy???_ Before surgery and then immediately the day after surgery…

_How long do you do rehab??? _2-3x a week for 6-9 months…

Are you following me…???

You grew a human…not a ligament or a tendon. A WHOLE HUMAN BEING for 9+ months, that changed your body rapidly in many, many different ways. You gave birth, either vaginally or via a c-section (which, by the way is a major abdominal surgery!!!). Then, you were sent home, responsible for sustaining another human life, while you recovered. You are just expected to continue on like nothing happened to your body.


So yes, the standard of care for pregnancy and postpartum is pelvic floor therapy. Just like any other major musculoskeletal event/change that may happen to your body.

Growing a human IS THE BIGGEST MUSCULOSKELETAL CHANGE IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. It affects multiple areas of your body. More than an ankle sprain. More than low back pain. More than an ACL reconstruction or a rotator cuff repair.

Some of us do it multiple times.

The standard of care has changed for birthing people. Pelvic floor rehab/therapy is the standard of care before, during, after and beyond pregnancy. It’s time for this to be public knowledge. It starts with YOU! It starts with US! Together!

Benefits of pelvic floor therapy before, during and after pregnancy:

Pelvic Floor Therapy is the standard of care for anyone before, during, after and beyond pregnancy. Advocate for yourself and others. You deserve it!

Learn more about what to expect at your first visit here.

Dr. Betty DeLass, PT, DPT

Owner/Founder of Reborn Pelvic Health & Wellness


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