Loved that I could get 1:1 prenatal sessions virtually! With the pandemic, I definitely don't want to participate in crowded classes or leave my home as much. This is my first pregnancy so I generally feel a little overwhelmed! Kimberly from Ruth Health was really thorough and helpful.
I got expert help with my pain and incontinence. It took away the fear.
Ruth Health helps you take control of your pregnancy. I got precious hours back in my week!
Fantastic providers, easy access telehealth services. I recommend RH to all my pregnant and postpartum friends.
I loved my lactation consults with Ruth Health. I received expert advice that gave me confidence in my breast-feeding journey. As a new mom, it was awesome to get that kind of counsel without leaving the house.
What to expect
Our personalized, 30 minute telehealth sessions are always grounded on Our 3 Levels of Care and offer an intimate space that blends physical therapy with fitness. They are designed for every body to enjoy from the comfort and convenience of their home.
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Together, we are building an ecosystem of women’s healthcare that works with and within the existing healthcare system to partner with you. Our team ranges from doctors and doulas to lactation consultants, physical therapists and beyond.
Not a lot! Your first session will primarily be talking with your provider about your chief complaints, health history and starting to get to the root of your discomfort. In the last 5 or so minutes you will perform some simple movement assessments for your provider to evaluate, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing, have room to sit or lay down on the floor, and have a yoga mat or something similar if you’d prefer something supportive underneath you.
Comfortable, form-fitting clothing, a yoga mat or something similar and space to move freely (though you will always stay on your mat for your sessions). In addition, some of the most commonly used props in your sessions will be yoga blocks (the firmer the better), a 10” core ball, small resistance bands (also known as “booty bands”) and massage therapy balls. If you have any other props or equipment that you commonly use, feel free to bring those to your sessions and let your provider know so that they can incorporate them into your treatment plan.
Now that you have completed your intake session, your first active treatment session will look like a combination of physical therapy, mobilization, strength training and myofascial release. You can expect low impact body work with varying levels of intensity that focuses on working deep stabilizer muscles, moving your whole body and supporting total recovery from the inside out.
1-2 times a week is ideal. This is the best way to maximize results and feel better faster. We also know that life is crazy, so if you don’t have the ability to be consistent, showing up whenever you can is better than not showing up at all!
Of course! We will work with whatever you have. So long as you have a comfortable place to move on a hard surface you will be fine. If you do not have blocks, you can use hardback books instead, or even firm pillows.
Chances are that the answer is yes. Because everything in the body is connected, you may be experiencing pain and discomfort elsewhere that is actually rooted in the pelvic floor. And overall pelvic floor health is incredibly beneficial to everyone for better long term health.
Also yes. Caring for your pelvic floor is one of the best ways to build a foundation for a stronger body with healthier movement patterns. This means less pain and better mobility over time, and can even contribute to optimizing your health in later stages of life.