Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience for most women but there is no denying that it can put huge strain on your body. In fact 80% of women will experience lower back or pelvic girdle pain at some point in their pregnancy. Physiological changes during pregnancy include an increase in your body mass, stretching of your abdominal muscles, laxity of ligaments brought about by hormonal changes, and fluid retention. These changes bring about postural adaptations which can alter the way you are loading through your rib cage, spine and pelvis and may ultimately result in pain.
How can therapy help?
Our team of experienced physiotherapists can help prevent or address any issues you may have – treatments may include:
– Manual and massage therapy
– Pre-natal exercises, including core strengthening and stretching exercises
– Postural re-education
– Advice on exercising throughout your pregnancy – what’s safe and what’s not
The journey doesn’t end there – the weeks and months after the baby is born can be a busy and exhausting time and the demands of looking after a baby can leave some mums with neck or lower back pain. Other common concerns may be pelvic floor weakness or incontinence, abdominal separation (diastasis recti), and how and when to return to exercise especially high impact exercise. Our team of dedicated therapists are on hand to help you with any post-natal issue and want to be part of your journey towards living a happy, active and pain-free life.