Our Physical Therapists will monitor your progress through tracking insulin usage, blood glucose levels and strength and cardiovascular endurance measurements. We’ll also evaluate your medical history, assess pelvic floor function and other potential orthopedic complications to design a personalized plan of care to fit your needs and goals.
Gestational Diabetes Therapy
The risks of Gestational Diabetes include developing Type 2 diabetes and an increased likelihood of other pregnancy and labor complications. Viverant Physical Therapy’s personalized approach can help you minimize potential complications and improve your overall health and wellness as you prepare to welcome your newborn.
Our Gestational Diabetes treatment is designed to build strength, endurance, and promote the effectiveness of naturally produced insulin so supplemental insulin can be minimized. To achieve this we focus on:
- Aerobic Activity to help promote a strong cardiovascular system to ensure proper circulation
- Resistance Training for muscle recruitment and control to mitigate hypermobility
- Core strength and stability training to ensure this area does not weaken throughout pregnancy
- Education for a continuation of training at home
Our multidisciplinary approach to helping our patients begins with creating a personalized treatment plan in collaboration with our team of experts. Gestational Diabetes care is overseen by our Physical Therapists, Pelvic Health experts and Registered Dietitians: experienced medical professionals who understand the challenges of starting and maintaining good fitness and dietary habits.