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Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy & Postpartum

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Find Relief Using the Pelvic Girdle Musculoskeletal Method℠

Learn stretching and strengthening exercises, lifestyle changes, mindful breathing and stress reduction techniques to help treat back and pelvic girdle pain, as well as other common types of pain experienced during pregnancy and postpartum.

This guide explains the anatomical and physiological changes that happen during pregnancy and postpartum and common types of pain that often occur as a result. The reader is then guided through a simple method to identify painful areas and then given stretching and strengthening exercises, mindful breathing techniques, and suggested lifestyle changes to help decrease stress and treat pain for a healthier, happier pregnancy and postpartum experience.

Written by Deborah B. Riczo, PT, DPT, MEd. Softcover. 106 pages. Photo-illustrated.

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August 4, 2020 / Mary S Morrison, Physical Therapist - Cleveland, OH

For patients and therapists alike.

This is a comprehensive resource book for women with pelvic girdle pain as well as for professionals who work with them. I am a physical therapist and have been using these concepts with my friends and family. This is not a specialty area of mine but after experiencing one of Dr. Riczo's courses and using her books, I have been able to help people help themselves. I recently loaned the book to my daughter in law who had been experiencing pain for 2 months. It was worsening to the point where she could no longer run or perform her fitness program. I read through the instructions for patients and supervised her first session of exercises. She continued on her own and was able to run within 3 weeks. This is a common response to the approach. The information is based on anatomy, current evidence informed medicine, as well as Dr. Riczo's many years of experience as a practicing physical therapist. It is well organized and the pictures and links to videos of exercises are clear and helpful.
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This is a comprehensive resource book for women with pelvic girdle pain as well as for professionals who work with them. I am a physical therapist and have been using these concepts with my friends and family. This is not a specialty area of mine but after experiencing one of Dr. Riczo's courses and using her books, I have been able to help people help themselves. I recently loaned the book to my daughter in law who had been experiencing pain for 2 months. It was worsening to the point where she could no longer run or perform her fitness program. I read through the instructions for patients and supervised her first session of exercises. She continued on her own and was able to run within 3 weeks. This is a common response to the approach. The information is based on anatomy, current evidence informed medicine, as well as Dr. Riczo's many years of experience as a practicing physical therapist. It is well organized and the pictures and links to videos of exercises are clear and helpful.

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August 4, 2020 / Maribeth - Cleveland, OH

Great book

I was first introduced to Dr. Riczo’s work at a course she presented to physical therapists in 2012. Subsequently I have had very good results with this approach in my own physical therapy practice. I am especially happy to see the evaluation and exercises presented in such a clear manner so that the pregnant or postpartum woman could successfully treat her own pain.
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I was first introduced to Dr. Riczo’s work at a course she presented to physical therapists in 2012. Subsequently I have had very good results with this approach in my own physical therapy practice. I am especially happy to see the evaluation and exercises presented in such a clear manner so that the pregnant or postpartum woman could successfully treat her own pain.

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