Revolution In Motion Forums Pelvic Floor Fitness Level 1 Where to start with a fresh c-section

  • Where to start with a fresh c-section

    Posted by on September 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    My client was planning a natural birth but after 26 hours of labor, it ended in a c-section on August 29th. We have not yet discussed when she will return and I’m not sure if she will be receiving any physical therapy prior to returning with me but, let’s assume like most women, it isn’t prescribed. Obviously I do have questions on where to start programming wise but I feel that where to start largely depends on what she actually experienced with labor, how much did she push etc. I’m wondering, Dr. E, if you can guide me on specific questions to ask her so I might better know where to start. I am meeting the baby on Friday and it would be great to have these questions prepared :). Thanks!

    Eric replied 1 year, 4 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Mayra

    September 15, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Jana!

    Will get this to her tonight with a TIME SENSITIVE subject header;) Thank you so much for reaching out!



  • Eric

    September 16, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Jana, I will ask Dr Edythe what kind of HPI/Intake questions she is most interested in when talking to patients such as yours (sorry for the response not being as timely, perhaps you can follow up with them via phone call?).

    These are the exercise recommendations from her so far:

    “gentle bounce, rocks, frog, kneeling OH rock, knees S2S, Buddha, gentle HWS, PWS
    all can be done gently”


      September 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks on this one too! How soon can these ‘gentle’ exercises be started? And does Dr E have any input on when to start massaging the c-section scar itself? Or maybe desensitizing it, and what sensory objects to use? I read somewhere a feather/ice?

      • Eric

        September 24, 2021 at 12:41 pm

        Hi Jana — for recommendations like these, I would encourage you to open a line of communication with your client’s overseeing physician. They may have a clearer timeline on their patient’s care and when to introduce exercise, massage, etc.

        I just want to let you know that Dr. Edythe and I are not legally able to provide treatment options for patients who are not directly under our care as well.