Physiotherapy in pregnancy and postpartum
Visiting a physiotherapist while prenatal, pregnant or postpartum can help both with the prevention and treatment of pain and pelvic issues caused by pregnancy as well as aid in recovery after childbirth.
Here are some of the reasons why women should visit a physiotherapist in pregnancy:
Physiotherapy for Pregnant Women
Physiotherapists can work with women to help them prepare their bodies for pregnancy including ensuring the body is aligned and ready to carry a baby. If your body is already compensating for previous injuries, pregnancy can add further strain and pain.
The physiological changes that come with pregnancy include an increase in body mass, retention of fluid and laxity in supporting structures. These changes cause postural adaptations such as an alteration in the loading and alignment of the spine and weight-bearing joints that often cause back and pelvic pain that is associated with pregnancy.
Core stability training with a physiotherapist is one way to help prevent and treat back pain during and following pregnancy.
Physiotherapy Assists with Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Throughout pregnancy and labour, a women’s pelvic health can be compromised. Physiotherapists have specific training to assess the muscles, connective tissues and nerves in the pelvic floor.
Some conditions that can arise from trauma to a woman’s pelvic floor include incontinence, pain during intercourse, and pelvic organ prolapse.
After a woman has had a baby, an assessment and a plan for rehabilitation will assist in the recovery of her pelvic floor.
Our physiotherapists in our clinic will provide you with the best physio care in pregnancy and post partum based on your condition. Your MSP might cover physiotherapy care.
Please call our physiotherapy clinic @ 6044986949 to check your MSP eligibility and make an appointment with our physiotherapist.