Pregnancy can cause women to undergo many physical changes. Hormonal changes prepare the body physically for birth, causing postural changes and in turn a level of discomfort and stress, that’s different for every woman and every pregnancy. Physiotherapists are trained in pre and post-natal physiotherapy, specifically designed for your individual needs.
Pre and post-natal care can help you to better cope and manage the many changes that you can experience as a pregnant woman and for a short period soon after giving birth.
When preparing for childbirth and parenthood, women and their partners benefit from learning a range of physical techniques and coping skills. Physiotherapists have the expertise to teach these skills, which include positioning, rhythmic movement, massage, relaxation, and breathing awareness.
Common pre-natal and post-natal problems that Physios may treat include:
- Spinal Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Floor Weakness
- Back Pain
- Abdominal Bulging
- Carpal Tunnel
- Post Caesarean Pain
- Ligament/Muscle Strains
Some of the treatment techniques we may use include:
- Joint and spinal mobilization
- Massage techniques
- Exercise prescription
- Corrective taping and strapping
- Muscle retraining
- Clinical Pilates
- Heat and cold therapy
- Patient Education
Our therapists can diagnose and treat your pre and post-natal pain using the strongest evidence-based clinical knowledge available!
We carry out our treatment plans with compassion, concern, and understanding, so you can be confident that no matter what stage of your pregnancy you are in, we will take care of you and do all we can to ensure the best possible outcome!
Bringing a new life into the world is supposed to be an exciting and happy time for you and your family. If you have pre-or postnatal pain, you’ve come to the right place for pain relief.