Prenatal Physical Therapy

If you are interested in prenatal physical therapy and proactively addressing your prenatal and general health concerns, Dr. Arienne Wrigley can help you. She addresses:

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Rib pain

  • Pelvic floor weakness

  • Difficulty walking

  • Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (“lightning crotch”)

  • SI joint pain

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Foot or ankle pain

  • Pelvic Girdle pain

  • Hip pain

  • Pain with intercourse / intimacy

  • Leaking urine with coughing, sneezing, running or jumping

  • Urgency to use the restroom

  • Fecal incontinence, including accidental leaking of gas


Typical treatments from your physical therapist may include:

  • Hands-on treatment such as soft-tissue work, massage, gentle mobilization and guided stabilization exercises

  • Instruction & education in proper posture as well as specific body mechanics for routine activities such as walking and sleeping

  • Fitting of therapeutic supports and belts

  • A custom tailored home exercise program that is appropriate for your current stage of pregnancy

  • Instruction and education in techniques for pain management and mobilization

  • Basic childbirth preparation techniques and exercises to help promote ease of labor and delivery

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to suffer from aches and pains in the back, shoulder blades, rib cage, pelvic area, and wrists. As a result of both physical and hormonal changes, women are not only more susceptible to injury during pregnancy, but related orthopedic problems may persist or begin following pregnancy. That’s why many women choose to incorporate physical therapy as part of their prenatal care routine. This is commonly referred to as prenatal physical therapy.

Benefits of prenatal physical therapy include:

Improved joint and soft tissue mobility

Improvement or correction of muscle imbalances

Improved strength, balance and coordination

Preparation for childbirth and exercises to promote optimal positioning

Better postural alignment

Remember, even though pain and discomfort are common during pregnancy, it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

Need Help? Have Questions? Book an Appointment Today!

Are you pregnant and struggling with acute pain in your neck, shoulders, lower back or pelvic floor region? If so, make an appointment with Dr. Arienne Wrigley, a physical therapist in Miami, FL who specializes in prenatal & postpartum physical therapy as well as orthopedics & sports medicine. 

Contact Dr. Arienne via phone at (305)-982-7595, via email at, or simply fill out an online form.

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5829 SW 73rd St
Suite 2
South Miami FL 33143

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