Pregnancy & Physical Therapy


Pregnancy is an exciting time that brings major changes to the female body in a relatively short period of time. These changes can be the result of:

  • An increase in hormones including those that relax some of your stabilizing ligaments
  • A change of the body’s center of gravity
  • Gaining additional weight that leads to a change in posture
  • These changes help prepare your body for delivery of a healthy, happy baby but can cause you problems. Some of the most common problems pregnant women complain of are:

  • Back pain including the low back and upper back
  • Hip pain on one or both sides
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Abdominal pain not related to uterine contractions or Braxton Hicks “False Contractions”.
  • Swelling in the pelvis, legs and hands

    Physical therapists will evaluate your unique concerns and problems to develop an individualized and safe exercise program to address your pain, posture and specific musculoskeletal changes in your body. Physical therapist can help you during your pregnancy to maximize your ability to be healthy, pain-free and active throughout your pregnancy. They can also help minimize pain and give you ways to get your body back after you deliver!


    Physical therapy treatment may include any or all of the following including?

  • Extensive education and resources regarding your unique problems and concerns including sleeping and posture positions to prevent pain.
  • Bracing and compression garment recommendations that support and help with pain.
  • Postural restoration exercises for increasing the body’s symmetry, breathing and enhance your neurological systems’ functioning
  • Individualized strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercise program for home and in the clinic.
  • Manual therapy for joint and soft tissue restrictions
  • Modalities as adjunctive for pain management and soft tissue limitations including heat and ice use at home
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation for problems during pregnancy OR to prevent problems after delivery

    The therapists at Sandhills Physical Therapy have the expertise to evaluate and treat your individual concerns with your pregnancy. They have over 20 years of experience in helping women just like yourself during and after their pregnancy.

    Give us a call today:

    North Platte Clinic:
    624 W Leota
    North Platte, NE 69101
    (308) 534-5590
    Mullen Clinic:
    106 NW 1st St.
    Mullen, NE 69152       
    (308) 546-2306
    Ogallala Clinic:
    700 East 1st, Suite A&B
    Ogallala, NE 69153
    (308) 284-7333