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Pregnancy & Birth Prep

Pregnancy and Birth Prep

Welcome to Virtual Physio, where Dr. Cameron Massumi, DPT, and Dr. Lindsay Durand, DPT, are dedicated to providing exceptional pregnancy and birth preparation services in Northern Virginia

Pregnancy is an extraordinary and transformative experience, but it can also be challenging to prioritize self-care during this time. Pelvic floor abnormalities, common during pregnancy, can be easily corrected with minimal effort, saving you from years of pain and incontinence. Throughout pregnancy, statistics indicate the prevalence of conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, stress urinary incontinence, diastasis recti abdominis, and serious pelvic floor muscle injuries. Recognizing the significance of these statistics emphasizes the importance of proactive care during and after pregnancy to address pelvic floor issues. Doing so can mitigate discomfort, promote overall well-being, and enhance your quality of life as a new mother.

These concerns extend beyond women who give birth vaginally. Pregnancy hormones can impact ligaments, putting mothers at risk of pelvic rotations even after a cesarean section. Scar tissue from a c-section can hinder the relaxation or contraction of pelvic floor muscles, resulting in pain and incontinence. The Virtual Physiocomprehensively evaluates abdominal muscle function, overall posture, scar tissue mobility, and pelvic floor muscle function, developing a personalized treatment plan to help you regain the quality of life you desire.

Take Action Now And Discover The Benefits Of Virtual Physio’s Pregnancy and Birth Prep Services.

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place!

At Virtual Physio, we understand the frustrations and unnecessary pain many postpartum women endure due to misleading advice, misconceptions, or limited treatment options. We want to set the record straight.

Don’t settle for ongoing problems despite being told to rest for six weeks. We can help you find a better solution.

Watching generic workout videos on YouTube may seem promising for getting back in shape quickly, but they often lead to discomfort, leaks, and a sense of misery and demoralization. Our approach is different.

Don’t accept that pain or abdominal separation after childbirth is just “natural” or that leaking or bladder control issues are inevitable with age. We believe there’s more to your story.

Simply relying on pain relievers won’t address the root causes of your issues or provide long-lasting relief. We offer a comprehensive approach.

It’s not a choice between medicine, surgery, or simply “dealing with it.” There are effective alternatives that can make a significant difference in your life.

The Truth Is...

Resting alone won’t solve the underlying issues. You may find temporary relief, but once you resume your normal activities, pelvic discomfort, leaking, and other postpartum symptoms will likely persist (as you may have already experienced).

Although it’s common, experiencing prolonged pain or urine leaks after pregnancy or as you age is not a standard or inevitable part of life.

Relying solely on pain relievers is not a sustainable solution. They can be addictive, pose risks, and contribute to other health problems.

Don’t be misled into thinking that medicine, surgery, and injections are your only treatment options. These are the options your doctor may have presented to you, but alternative approaches are available.

It’s time to explore new possibilities and discover comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of your concerns. At Virtual Physio, we provide alternative therapies and personalized care that can make a real difference in your well-being. Say goodbye to limited options and embrace a path towards lasting relief and improved quality of life.

If You’re Tired Of Experiencing Painful Sex, Dealing With A Mommy Tummy, Or Struggling With Chronic Low Back Pain, Virtual Physio’s Pregnancy and Birth Prep Services Are Here To Help You Reclaim The Activities You Love, Even If It’s Been 20 Years! And The Best Part Is, You Can Achieve This Without Relying On Pills, Pads, Or Surgery.

Choosing the right healthcare provider is crucial for addressing your specific needs. Making the wrong choice can lead to unnecessary surgeries, dependence on drugs or painkillers, or a lifetime of worsening symptoms.

To prevent recurrence and effectively treat issues like leakage, abdominal separation, pelvic floor dysfunction, and postpartum hip/back/pelvic discomfort, opting for the least-invasive and most natural methods available is important.

Recovery requires a provider who comprehends the intricate workings of the body. Pregnancy and postpartum bring significant changes to our bodies, and to fully recover, we must address multiple aspects such as the neck, back, diaphragm, core, pelvic floor, pelvis, posture, strength, and body usage. It’s about more than just performing Kegels!

To ensure a complete recovery, it’s crucial to treat the symptoms and delve into the underlying causes of your symptoms and dysfunction. This is where you’ll find a permanent solution to your postpartum problems.

At Virtual Physio, we understand the importance of a holistic approach beyond surface-level treatment. Our professionals are dedicated to uncovering the root causes of your issues and providing a comprehensive solution. We can help you recover and regain control over your postpartum well-being.

At Virtual Physio, We Have Developed A Three-Step Procedure To Eliminate Your Postpartum Problems And Ensure You Never Have To Deal With Them Again.

STEP 1 - WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY.

We recognize the frustrations that come with the traditional healthcare system. Waiting weeks, if not months, for a brief appointment with doctors who rush through the visit leaves you bewildered and unsure of what happened.

Unfortunately, this is how many physical therapy clinics operate as well. Therapists are often inattentive and rushed, lacking the time to understand your goals or provide personalized attention. But we’re different!

That’s why our first priority is to hear your story.

Having successfully worked with numerous postpartum women, we understand that everyone is unique. Your body, history, and pain and symptom patterns are specific to you.

As a crucial first step, we invite you to have an open chat where you can freely share your story. This allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of not only the issues affecting your body but also how they are impacting your life.

STEP 2 - IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR SYMPTOMS

Many individuals have received medical terms or diagnoses to explain their bodily issues. It could be a diagnosis from their doctor, test results revealing a condition, or information they found online.

You may have been diagnosed with conditions such as Prolapse, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Incontinence, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain, or Hip/Back/Pelvic Pain.

You may have been told that your only options are to relax, take medication, or simply wait.

While these measures might offer temporary relief, they fail to address the underlying cause of the problem.

Each person’s source of pain or symptoms is unique. No two individuals have the exact same problem caused by the same factors.

At Virtual Physio, our objective is to treat the underlying cause of your discomfort in a way that eliminates it and prevents its recurrence!

We understand you may still have doubts or skepticism about Integrative Physical Therapy. That’s why we offer a low-cost Discovery/Screening Visit.

Our Discovery Visits are specifically designed for individuals who are skeptical, uncertain, or may have experienced disappointment in the past. During the Discovery Visit, you will learn about the root cause of your condition, how long it will take to address it and gain confidence that your condition can be naturally resolved!

STEP 3 - ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM AND PREVENT ITS RETURN

This is the stage where significant transformations occur. We provide a personalized plan that empowers you to…

…resume physical activities, including running or jumping, without the fear of experiencing pain, stiffness, or bladder control issues.

…engage with your children, effortlessly lifting and carrying them.

…reignite intimate relationships with your partner, free from discomfort or pain.

…return to your favorite forms of exercise, such as yoga, running, tennis, and more.

As your body heals from Diastasis Recti/Abdominal Separation and regains full core strength, you will rediscover your power, confidence, and sense of allure.

Our ideal clients are motivated individuals who are determined to reclaim their active lifestyle, even if they currently feel constrained.

If you’d like to learn more about our availability and pricing before committing to a visit, we are happy to provide you with the necessary information.

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Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Pelvic Health Expert

Dr. Lindsay Durand Massumi, PT, DPT, is a licensed pelvic health and orthopedic physical therapist and health coach practicing in Leesburg and Chantilly. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis Medical School.

Growing up a competitive gymnast, dancer, and track athlete, Lindsay always knew she wanted to enter the field of physical therapy. Dr. Lindsay then discovered pelvic health physical therapy as an undergrad and completed her first independent research study on joint mechanics of walking in high heel shoes. Since undergrad, Dr. Lindsay has been involved in conducting and promoting physical therapy research to advance outcomes for patients suffering from low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. For three years, Lindsay was responsible for the dissemination of pelvic and women’s health research for the Academy of Pelvic Health, helping to advance current evidence and practice in the field.

Before becoming a physical therapist, Dr. Lindsay worked as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, which helped her discover her passion for strength training and teaching women to lift weights. She has nearly a decade of experience in personal training and coaching athletes of all ages. Lindsay is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pelvic Health, where she has served in multiple leadership roles and volunteer positions.

Lindsay loves using social media to spread the word about pelvic health physical therapy and wants everyone to realize the benefits that exist from connecting with your pelvic floor. Having experienced pelvic floor dysfunction herself, Dr. Lindsay understands how impactful rehabbing your pelvic floor can be; for her, it was life-changing. With her clients, Dr. Lindsay uses a combination of movement analysis, prescriptive exercise, and manual techniques (myofascial release, dry needling, taping, IASTM, and more) to help people get out of pain fast and achieve long-lasting results. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys hiking, working out, practicing her handstands, and spending time with her husband, family, and cats. Lindsay is currently going through her own pregnancy journey and is looking forward to rehabbing her core and pelvic floor alongside her clients in the immediate postpartum period.

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Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Pelvic Health Expert

Dr. Lindsay Durand Massumi, PT, DPT, is a licensed pelvic health and orthopedic physical therapist and health coach practicing in Leesburg and Chantilly. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis Medical School.

Growing up a competitive gymnast, dancer, and track athlete, Lindsay always knew she wanted to enter the field of physical therapy. Dr. Lindsay then discovered pelvic health physical therapy as an undergrad and completed her first independent research study on joint mechanics of walking in high heel shoes. Since undergrad, Dr. Lindsay has been involved in conducting and promoting physical therapy research to advance outcomes for patients suffering from low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. For three years, Lindsay was responsible for the dissemination of pelvic and women’s health research for the Academy of Pelvic Health, helping to advance current evidence and practice in the field.

Before becoming a physical therapist, Dr. Lindsay worked as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, which helped her discover her passion for strength training and teaching women to lift weights. She has nearly a decade of experience in personal training and coaching athletes of all ages. Lindsay is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pelvic Health, where she has served in multiple leadership roles and volunteer positions.

Lindsay loves using social media to spread the word about pelvic health physical therapy and wants everyone to realize the benefits that exist from connecting with your pelvic floor. Having experienced pelvic floor dysfunction herself, Dr. Lindsay understands how impactful rehabbing your pelvic floor can be; for her, it was life-changing. With her clients, Dr. Lindsay uses a combination of movement analysis, prescriptive exercise, and manual techniques (myofascial release, dry needling, taping, IASTM, and more) to help people get out of pain fast and achieve long-lasting results. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys hiking, working out, practicing her handstands, and spending time with her husband, family, and cats. Lindsay is currently going through her own pregnancy journey and is looking forward to rehabbing her core and pelvic floor alongside her clients in the immediate postpartum period.

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Orthopedics, Sports, and Pain Science Expert

Meet Dr. Cameron Massumi, a trailblazer in the health and wellness space committed to providing exceptional personalized care. With a wealth of expertise in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and holistic wellness, he has built a reputation as the go-to expert in the Leesburg and Chantilly community.

As a distinguished physical therapist, Dr. Massumi has extensive experience working with athletes, older adults, and individuals with various conditions, from chronic pain to post-operative recovery (and everything in between). Dr. Massumi’s certifications in myofascial trigger point therapy and advanced skills in strength and conditioning and blood flow restriction training demonstrate his dedication to staying at the forefront of the industry.

What sets Dr. Massumi apart from other physical therapists is his dedication to taking a holistic approach to wellness. He understands that an injury or condition isn’t just a physical problem; it can also affect a person’s mental and emotional health. That’s why he takes the time to understand his client’s lifestyles and goals, creating customized solutions that not only treat the problem but empower them with the knowledge and skillset to optimize their health and well-being for the rest of their lives.

Beyond his practice, Dr. Massumi is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has held leadership roles and contributed to the development of the APTA’s telehealth certification course. He is also a sought-after speaker, sharing his expertise and advancing the profession through his contributions to research, education, and health policy.

When he’s not working, Dr. Massumi loves to explore the great outdoors. He enjoys hiking, playing sports, and photography. He is a lifelong learner, continually pursuing education through reading and coursework. Dr. Massumi and his wife are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child in the Spring of 2023, hoping their little one will one day follow in their footsteps.

If you are seeking a dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate physical therapist or health coach, look no further than Dr. Cameron Massumi. He provides the guidance and support necessary for clients to achieve optimal health and wellness, making him the ultimate choice in the industry.

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