Do you desire to conceive?
Are you pregnant experiencing pain, want to stay fit, and learn how to prepare for birth & recovery?
Are you a mom of kids under 5 years old?
Then Dr. Bailey is here to help you reach your highest physical well being during one-on-one sessions.
Your conception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery depends on your commitment to yourself.
Your commitment to yourself strengthens you as a mother.
This commitment begins with understanding your pelvic health.
Dr. Bailey works with you to create an individualized care plan all in the comfort of YOUR home or at her office.
At your first meeting you and Dr. Bailey discuss your concerns and goals for your conception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery.
Dr. Bailey takes an in depth look at your medical history including any past pregnancies and births and how you recovered from them. You go over what your activity level is like now, prior to becoming a mom, as a kiddo and young adult to understand what your body is capable of doing.
Then Dr. Bailey will do a physical examination which will include:
Pelvic, spine and hip alignment check
Core muscle strength
Pelvic, spine and hip flexibility
Diastasis Recti screen
Pelvic floor assessment
Prenatal - this is based on your comfort level but may be either an external or internal (Vaginal) palpation of your ability to contract and relax the pelvic floor and the tension or flexibility of the pelvic floor tissues.
Postpartum- internal (vaginal or rectal) palpation your ability to contract and relax the pelvic floor and the tension, flexibility of the pelvic floor tissues, and coccyx screen.
Scar assessment - cesarean scar and/or tear/episiotomy
Functional movement screen - watch your move around your home to see how you navigate your environment
Once Dr. Bailey has a more in depth understanding of your concerns, goals, history and physical ability, you and she create a comprehensive plan that will help you reach your goals.
You are all wonderfully unique, so your care will also be unique to you.
Follow up visits may include:
Education - posture, alignment correction, body mechanics and mindful movement, bladder and bowel habits, lifestyle and diet choices
Manual Therapy - these are modes of hands on muscle, joint and tissue releases that Dr. Ryan performs on your body to ease tension or correct imbalances; which may include both internal and external use of - myofascial release, muscle energy technique, soft tissue massage, scar massage.
Neuromuscular Reeducation - training or retraining of your mind-body connection through movement patterns, core exercises, posture exercises, bladder training, bowel training, birth preparation and balance exercises.
Therapeutic Exercise - stretching and strengthening imbalanced muscles
Creation of a Home Program - At the end of each session you will have specific exercises, self care, or other intentional body work to practice between sessions with Dr. Bailey.
The culmination of all this work is you creating a deeper body awareness through understanding what is normal for you, promoting your pelvic health, cultivating mindful movement habits, and practicing self care to enhance your experience through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.