Pregnancy

Most women will experience some level of discomfort during pregnancy, whether this is lower back pain, pelvic pain, separation of the abdominal muscles or incontinence. Most problems are related to the increased laxity of your ligaments, which, over time recovers after the baby is born.

A common pregnancy issue is SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). This is when there is stress on the front joint of your pelvis. Physiotherapy can help elevate many pregnancy aches and pains as well as help to prevent long-term problems.

Physiotherapy and Pilates in the antenatal period can help prepare for an easier delivery and faster post-natal recovery.

Post-natal check

50% of women who’ve given birth naturally will suffer a prolapse

45% of women who’ve given birth will suffer from urinary incontinence within the first seven years of delivery.

A post-natal check is a must have for any mum who has been pregnant. Your body has been through some immeasurable changes in a short period of time. The pelvic floor and abdominal muscles have been stretched and childbirth places your body under immense physical strain. In France, they recognise that our bodies don’t just ping back after pregnancy and some help is required to place us on the right postnatal track. That’s why French women are entitled to up to 20 free sessions of women’s health physiotherapy in order to rehab their pelvic floor and abdominals.

Our post-natal check provides a full post-natal screening and review of:

Breathing

Tummy gap

C-scar check

Pelvic Floor

Core Muscle activation

Postural correction with feeding/sleeping etc stresses

Finally you will be given:

A bespoke postnatal recovery program that suits your day-to-day needs and personal goals

A safe and effective exercise program to address any issues identified in the physical check

Further advice on posture, lifting, use of buggy/sling

Pelvic floor and core muscle rehab