It's Mommy Time!

It's Mommy Time!

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Located in Manhattan's Union Square, NYC

At James Fowler Physical Therapy, we know that carrying a child is an amazing, but very different experience for everyone. That is why at JFPT, we take treat each patient with individualized Prenatal and Postpartum care. 

Our Prenatal and Postpartum Care Program is here for you during all of the stages of your peripartum process. This program was founded to help guide you as you prepare your body for pregnancy, manage discomforts that arise during pregnancy, prepare for the labor and delivery process, and assist in a speedy postpartum recovery. With in-person physical therapy, virtual physical therapy, yoga, and massage options available, James Fowler Physical Therapy is here to optimized your childbearing experience and aid in a safe return to the activity goals you desire to achieve. 

What to Expect from the Prenatal and Postpartum Care Program

Prenatal and Postpartum Treatments

Prior to Conception

  • Establish baseline pelvic floor health
  • Initiate a pre-pregnancy exercise program
  • Posture training
  • Core strengthening

Prenatal Care 

  • Pain mitigation
  • Safe exercise program
  • Positioning training
  • Postural retraining
  • Birthing preparation
  • Breastfeeding preparation
  • Functional biomechanics training

Postpartum Care

  • Reconditioning
  • Diastasis recti
  • Prolapse/heaviness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discomfort with intercourse
  • Pain management
  • Functional biomechanics training

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists's Exercise Benefits During Pregnancy

  • Reduces pain
  • Eases constipation
  • May decrease your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and cesarean delivery
  • Promotes healthy weight gain during pregnancy
  • Improves your overall general fitness and strengthens your heart and blood vessels
  • Helps you to lose the baby weight after your baby is born




Meet Your Prenatal and Postpartum Care Physical Therapist: Stephanie Athanas PT, DPT, RYT®

Dr. Stephanie Athanas, PT, DPT, RYT®, combines her Doctor of Physical Therapy skill set with over 10 years of yoga instruction experience, creating an ideal environment to address each person as a whole with a functional and relational mindset. Her love of family and motherhood has led her to the niche of helping mothers find comfort and confidence throughout their prenatal and postpartum life stages. Stephanie's strong desire for the American health system to amplify preventative care motivated her to go one step further and establish pregnancy preparation physical therapy, which assists in preparing a woman's body for the various changes that occur with childbearing.