Post Pregnancy Care

Whether you gained some unshakable weight, or simply feel like you don’t have time to properly take care of yourself anymore, life after pregnancy can leave you with a body you don’t recognize. And if you are choosing to breastfeed your child, you are not only concerned how your actions may affect you, but how they affect your child’s nutrients as well.

Long days, late hours, and little sleep can get in the way of maintaining balance in your life with an effective exercise and sound nutrition routine. The introduction of a new life to care for can make it difficult for you to fully realize your personal health and fitness potential.

At Phase IV we understand this. Our scientifically tested methods, state-of-the-art facility, and experienced staff of Licensed Physical Therapists, Certified Exercise Physiologists, Registered Dietitians and medical staff will create a custom Life Performance Program to suit your specific needs and those of your child. Every workout, every meal and every lifestyle choice must have maximum impact to take best advantage of your time and energy.

It all begins with an understanding of your own body. The Phase IV Process enables you to redefine your relationship with your body– helping you to regain control of its workings and understand its’ needs. We employ scientifically sound methods in metabolic and structural analysis to address the individual needs of your body.

We utilize proprietary structural and metabolic evaluations to unlock the secrets of your personal physiology, empower you with an understanding of why your body currently doesn’t function well in certain areas, and how to make it perform better in all areas. Phase IV exercise and nutrition programs will help you create the body and lifestyle you desire and deserve. Together we will create for you the optimal blend of productive workouts, proper nutrition, and a healthful lifestyle.

Our Registered Dietitians make certain your nutritional intake compliments your body’s demands and lifestyle. We start by trying to get a good picture of your day-to-day lifestyle including what you eat, drink, the activities you do, how hungry you are, how you feel, and the time of day of your meals. In order to make the Life Performance Program effective, we take into consideration your medical history, pregnancy history, family medical history, medications, communications with your physician, weight history and any lab results you might have. We then analyze what and how much you are eating, then compare it to what you really need and when you need it. Based on our analysis, we create a personalized nutritional program with practical and easy to follow guidelines.

As Physical Therapists, we have the expertise to design and execute safe, effective and sustainable fitness programs aimed to achieve the goals identified by you, your physician and through our clinical assessments. Whether it is the result of pregnancy or child birth, other physical injury, or simply a lack of motivation keeping you from maintaining previous exercise programs, Phase IV has the experience and capability to design an exercise and nutritional program that empowers you to achieve your health goals, and stick with it forever. We understand the implications of pregnancy and childbirth on a mother’s body with ligament laxity and muscle impairment, and we have safe and effective exercise solutions.

Our Exercise Physiologists will help design an efficient aerobic exercise program to help you achieve the body and fitness level you desire. Whether you are performing life’s daily tasks or exercising, your body has, through genetics and past exercise habits developed a preference for burning fats, carbohydrates and protein in a specific ratio. The Phase IV Metabolic Testing protocols will determine your body’s current preference for energy production and direct us to a specific set of strategies to modify your metabolism. The information culled from this testing will shed light on the secrets of your personal physiology and solve the diet and exercise puzzle keeping you from attaining the body you want.

Utilizing a comprehensive and sustainable exercise and nutrition program we will teach you how to exercise properly, when to rest, and how to do it in the most time effective manner. Our Registered Dietitians will teach you when and what to eat, and in proper portions. We will show you the proper form for strength and stretching exercises.