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.
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:
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
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