Pre- and Postnatal Care

 

Pre- and postnatal conditions are common for both first-time and experienced mothers. Pregnancy has a profound impact on the bodies of all women, which can lead to a number of different and wide-ranging issues that can benefit from the assistance of a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Such issues can arise during pregnancy prior to giving birth, during the birthing process itself, and even after the new baby is born and the mother begins breastfeeding.

 

Pregnancy and Postpartum Conditions Include:

  • General musculoskeletal dysfunctions of the lower, mid back and neck
  • Pelvic Instability or pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PRPGP)
  • Mastitis
  • Abdominal separation (DRAM)
  • Pelvic floor muscles weakness or control issues
  • Urinary and bowel issues
  • De Quervain’s syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Perineal trauma from birth
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Varicose veins

 

Symptoms:

  • Low and mid back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pelvic, sacral or coccyx pain and discomfort
  • Abdominal discomfort and doming
  • Breast tenderness
  • Incontinence
  • Difficulties with normal bladder and bowel functions
  • Perineal pain or heaviness
  • Pain during intercourse

 

What Treatments Can Assist With This Issue?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

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