Whether you experience lower back pain, pelvic pain, separation of the abdominal muscles or incontinence, we can help with pre- and post-natal physio. Our experienced physiotherapists take a holistic approach to treatment, taking the time to get to know you and creating a bespoke plan based on your needs. Too often, women are left without access to information for pre- and post-birth recovery. That’s why, here at Pro-Active, we will equip you with the knowledge and know-how to rehabilitate safely.
Most pregnancy-related problems are related to the increased laxity of your ligaments which, over time, recover 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 and post-natal aches and pains, as well as prevent any long-term problems.
Physiotherapy and Pilates in the antenatal period can help prepare for an easier delivery and faster post-natal recovery. Post-natal physio works on pelvic floor exercises, as well as tackling any other issues formed from pregnancy.
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. Our bodies don’t just ping back after pregnancy and some help is required to place us on the right post-natal track.
Did you know that, in France, women are entitled to a minimum of 6 free sessions of women’s health physiotherapy in order to rehabilitate their pelvic floor and abdominals?
Here at Pro-Active, we offer the very best post-natal physio. The check provides a full post-natal screening and review of:
Core Muscle activation
Postural correction with feeding/sleeping etc stresses
You will receive:
A bespoke postnatal recovery programme that suits your day-to-day needs and personal goals
A safe and effective exercise programme to address any issues identified in the physical check
Further advice on posture, lifting, use of buggy/sling
Pelvic floor and core muscle rehab
"Lucinda’s physiotherapy background helps immensely with her approach to Pilates and she is able to work through injuries and enable me to exercise when I was too worried to."
"Lucinda has seen me through a multitude of injuries over the years and kept me running competitively despite these, including a PB half marathon shortly after a significant tendon injury."
"Following a severe lower back problem which was affecting my work and personal life a friend recommended Lucinda Davies. Lucinda’s initial diagnosis identified the cause of my pain and her treatment, guidance, advice and support have been invaluable in my recovery. The benefit of Lucinda’s treatment has been immense and I really appreciate all she has done for me."
"After many years of chronic back pain and a variety of specialists, I was referred to Lucinda and within 6 sessions I was amazed at the reduction in my symptoms and the increase in my movement."
"Lucinda has consistently demonstrated her in depth knowledge and treatment skills in managing my neck pain following a long-term whiplash injury and each time quickly rectifies any difficulties in a few sessions."
"Lucinda consistently addresses a variety of injuries I pick up and enables me to keep competing despite all of these."
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"Lucinda was recommended to me following major surgery for a knee ligament injury. She was able to get me back to my pre-injury level of semi professional rugby, which at the time seemed unlikely."
"Thank you Lucinda for teaching me some simple yet very effective back exercises which have kept me pain free for over a year now, they have made a tremendous difference to my quality of life."