Pre-and Postnatal Physiotherapy

About This Treatment

Pregnancy is the most incredible and life changing experience, but it can take a toll on your body as it starts to change and transform to accommodate for your growing baby.

​As your baby grows, your posture, and hormones change. As your baby gets heavier the pressure on the pelvic floor increases and can lead to changes in bladder, bowel and sexual function.

​With all these changes it is common to experience a variety of pains, and changes in your body such as:

  • Pelvic girdle/ Hip/ Groin/ Pubic pain
  • Lower back/ Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain/ Sciatica
  • Thoracic/ Rib pain
  • Pelvic floor weakness and Urinary incontinence
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

After birth whether vaginal or caesarean there will be a change in your pelvic floor muscles. Common problems experienced postnatally include:

  • Stress and Urge incontinence
  • Pelvic and Lower back pain
  • Upper back and Neck pain
  • Diastasis Recti (Abdominal separation)
  • Breastfeeding complications (blocked milk ducts, mastitis)

 

Your Postnatal assessment will include:

  • Internal pelvic floor assessment
  • Pelvis, SIJ and Lumbar spine assessment
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation) assessment
  • Return to sport assessment
  • Scar assessment
Category
Physiotherapy
Tags
dry needling, exercise, healing, injury, massage, myofascial release, physio, rehab, strength, tapping