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My mission is to empower mothers before, during, and after pregnancy to be the best version of “Mom” they can be for their children.

Dr. Katie Castillo, a dedicated pregnancy and postpartum physical therapist, specializes in addressing the distinct physical needs of individuals during and after pregnancy. Her responsibilities encompass crafting customized exercise programs to enhance strength, flexibility, and pelvic floor health during pregnancy. Dr. Katie adeptly addresses musculoskeletal issues, assists in labor preparation, and provides postpartum rehabilitation to support individuals in regaining their physical well-being.

As a specialist, Dr. Katie effectively manages conditions such as diastasis recti and offers targeted pelvic floor rehabilitation. Her commitment extends beyond physical care, providing essential support for a smoother transition into motherhood. Dr. Katie focuses on fostering not only physical well-being but also functional recovery during the transformative stages of pregnancy and early motherhood. Through her personalized care approach, Dr. Katie plays a pivotal role in empowering individuals to regain strength and mobility postpartum.

Conditions Treated and Expertise:

  1. Prenatal Care:
    • Conducting thorough assessments to understand the physical condition of pregnant individuals.
    • Developing customized exercise programs to promote strength, flexibility, and pelvic floor health during pregnancy.
    • Providing guidance on proper body mechanics and postural awareness.
  2. Pregnancy-Related Conditions:
    • Addressing musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, pelvic girdle pain, and sciatica associated with pregnancy.
    • Offering techniques to manage discomfort and enhance overall physical comfort.
  3. Labor Preparation:
    • Educating individuals on optimal body positioning and movement during labor.
    • Collaborating with healthcare providers to support individuals in preparing physically for labor and delivery.
  4. Postpartum Rehabilitation:
    • Conducting postpartum assessments to identify areas of concern or weakness.
    • Designing rehabilitation programs to aid in the recovery of pelvic floor muscles, abdominal strength, and overall mobility.
  5. Diastasis Recti Management:
    • Providing exercises and strategies to address diastasis recti, a common condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy.
  6. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation:
    • Offering pelvic floor exercises and techniques to address issues such as incontinence or pelvic pain.
    • Collaborating with individuals to restore pelvic floor function and stability.
  7. Educational Support:
    • Offering guidance on proper body mechanics for daily activities, lifting, and caring for a newborn.
    • Educating individuals on postpartum recovery timelines and expectations.
  8. Supportive Care:
    • Providing emotional support and encouragement throughout the prenatal and postpartum periods.
    • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care.

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