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PRENATAL & POSTNATAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

Pregnancy causes the release of hormones that lead to the relaxation of joints. This can cause instability, weakness, and pain in several areas of the body. 

Prenatal Physiotherapy

Some common conditions you may experience during pregnancy include:

  • Pelvic girdle/hip/groin/pubic pain

  • Lower back pain/sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain/sciatica

  • Thoracic/rib pain

  • Pelvic floor weakness and urinary incontinence

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Postnatal Physiotherapy

Post pregnancy (vaginal or caesarean), there will be a degree of weakening of your pelvic floor muscles. Postnatally, you will find yourself holding your baby in sustained positions and doing lots of lifting, which can lead to many aches and pains. Common problems experienced postnatally include:

  • Stress and urge incontinence

  • Pelvic and lower back pain

  • Upper back and neck pain

  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)

  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis aka "mummy's thumb/wrist"

  • Scar tissue formation