Pregnancy and Post Natal Physio

During pregnancy, your body goes through some big changes, which can cause some level of discomfort. Here at Pro-Active Physio, we’re here for you and will work with you to treat these issues through both antenatal and post-natal physio.

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.

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. 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:


Tummy gap

C-scar check

Pelvic Floor

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

post natal physio