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C-Section Recovery in Washington D.C. and Surrounding Areas

If you've had a c-section before—whether one month, one year, or one decade ago—then you understand how incredible the human body is when it comes to self-healing. But sometimes, the healing body could use a little help!

At District Performance and Physio, our Washington D.C. women’s health specialist helps women from all walks of life maximize their recovery and find relief from common issues that can arise after c-section deliveries.

Did You Know?

About 1 in 3 babies in the United States are born via c-section. That means there are a LOT of moms who could benefit from c-section care from a women's health physical therapist!

In fact, research shows that women who get physical therapy after c-section can expect to see a wide range of benefits, including:

Greater exercise confidence

Less pain

Improved quality of life

I Had a C-Section—Should I See a Women's Health PT?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, new moms shouldn't lift anything heavier than their babies in the first few weeks after a c-section delivery. But even after moms have moved past these early stages of healing, it can feel intimidating to know when and how to resume their favorite activities.

Our Washington D.C. physical therapy staff has the advanced training and knowledge necessary to help moms get back in action as soon as it's safe.

A women's health PT can also help you after a c-section if you're dealing with concerns like:

  • Painful or excessive scar tissue formation (including external and internal scar tissue)

  • Signs of weak or dysfunctional core and pelvic floor muscles

  • Persistent lower back pain, groin pain, or hip pain

  • Digestive problems

  • Diminished self-image and body confidence


C-Section Recovery at District Performance and Physio: What to Expect


Led by women's health and pelvic health specialist Dr. Ariella Pohl and Dr. Ashlee Kim, our Washington D.C. physical therapy team treats a wide range of issues faced by people who have had c-sections.

When you come to us for help, expect to receive helpful insights and practical steps—designed with YOUR lifestyle and goals in mind—that will help you regain core function, alleviate unwanted symptoms, and allow you to return to your favorite activities with greater comfort and confidence!

Your c-section recovery plan may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches

  • Gentle hands-on techniques (including scar and soft tissue mobilizations that you can learn to do yourself!)

  • Drug-free and non-invasive modalities

  • A helpful training in posture and body mechanics

We provide all our services completely one-on-one in a clean, spacious, and welcoming environment. Our clinic is close to the Farragut West and North metro stations and we offer free on-site parking in a garage. Feel free to bring your kids along, too!

Compassionate and Customized C-Section Recovery for Washington D.C Moms

It doesn’t matter how long ago your c-section was—with pelvic health PT, you CAN see improvements! Call District Performance and Physio at (202) 922-7331 to schedule an initial consultation or click the button below to get started.

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