Women’s Health Physiotherapy

A woman’s body goes through various changes during the journey of life

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

A woman’s body (Women Health) goes through various changes during the journey of life – in time as the body changes and adapts to the different phases of life, musculoskeletal issues may arise.

However, there is no need to live with this discomfort – there are safe solutions such as women’s health physiotherapy treatment available to alleviate the pain.

Prenatal Pains & Aches

As rewarding as the pregnancy journey is, it can come along with various aches and pains as your body adapts to the growing fetus.

Many expectant mums think that these aches are part and parcel of the pregnancy journey and simply live with the pain. However, with your OB-GYN gynae’s approval, physiotherapy is a safe and effective method to relieve the pain.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Back Pain or Backache

Pregnancy-related back pain is one of the most common complaints among expectant mothers.

As the fetus grows, the spine is compressed due to the increased load at the front of the body. Thus, this results in back pain and discomfort during pregnancy.

Our team of women’s health physiotherapists are able to help to relieve your back pain safely.

Symphysis pubic dysfunction, also commonly known as pelvic girdle pain is a pain in the pelvic/groin region.

This condition usually occurs in the second trimester of the pregnancy as the body prepares itself for the delivery of the baby.

Hormonal changes in the body cause the pelvic girdle to widen and causes the structure to become unstable

Post-delivery recovery usually takes 6 – 8 weeks. However, there could be postnatal problems like diastasis recti; that arise which may require more work to resolve. 

Giving birth

Childbirth can be extremely taxing on the body – researchers have found that the physical demands of childbirth is as tiring as running a full marathon or an athlete who takes part intense physical sports.

The difference is that athletes train for months in order to condition and prepare their bodies for the race. Most expecting mothers on the other hand; are unable to be physically prepared for the pregnancy journey.

As such, mothers tend to experience a variety of postnatal injuries such as pelvic weakness, muscle strains, and injuries.

Women’s Health Physio

Women’s health physiotherapy can help with common postnatal musculoskeletal conditions such as the following: 

  • Upper Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain and/or separation
  • Tailbone Pain
  • Sacro-iliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Leg and Foot Pain

Diastasis recti is the separation of the left half and right half of the abdominal muscles at the midline. This separation occurs due to the growing fetus pushing against the abdominal wall to create space in the uterus.

This in turn causes there to be inner abdominal pressure to push out against your abdominal muscles, causing the connective tissues between the abdominal muscles to stretch and weaken.

Therefore, after giving birth, the connective tissue remains stretched, leaving your left and right abdominal muscles separated.

The stretched connective tissue causes the tummy to protrude and results in a little bulge. occurs in 30 – 68% of postpartum women


I came in with quite severe/unique diastasis recti, measuring more than five fingers width at the bottom (the typical seems to be two or three fingers width). My gyne said to try physio before considering surgery and so there I was. I met Sylvia, who also tried to manage my expectations that there may still be a need for surgery later because of the extent of my condition, but she said “let’s just try darn hard since we are here”. I was very fortunate that the exercises recommended worked well for me and I saw improvements within a week at my next session, down from five fingers to three!

I’m at my tenth weekly session so far and the gap has narrowed to about 1.5 fingers at the moment (this last bit of gap would be the hardest to close). I also got the chance to work with another physiotherapist Annabelle, and observe other physiotherapists when they are working with other clients, so far my impression is that they are all very professional and have a good understanding of the human body, able to tweak the exercises as needed to adjust to an appropriate level of challenge.

Also very friendly and encouraging. The receptionists are also very welcoming and helpful, and I love the convenience of the WhatsApp service that allows me to change my appointments when needed. I enquired about package pricing for the physio and was informed that they do not practice this as they believe in following the clients’ progress to schedule sessions as needed (rather than following a preset number of sessions). Tldr, professional and no gimmicks, do give them a try, recommended! 

Core Concepts
Based on 994 reviews
Suyash Lakhotia
Suyash Lakhotia
08:09 25 Nov 22
Lenia & Isaac are excellent therapists and have helped me resolve multiple back/shoulder/neck issues!
07:49 25 Nov 22
hv a pleasant & recovery session wiv Ken & Elliot as my therapist. their method of training & professionalism attitude amazed me
Andy Soh
Andy Soh
05:08 25 Nov 22
The therapists are very knowledgeable and they could identify the problem within minutes. Also learnt some helpful tips on body posture and stretching exercises that’s helpful beyond the sessions
Happy Shop
Happy Shop
03:59 25 Nov 22
My therapist Lenia is v patient and tried to help me to reduce my pain and get back to a correct posture.
Tee Liang Shi
Tee Liang Shi
02:12 25 Nov 22
Came here a number of years ago when I sprained my ankle and recently again when I hurt my hip. They are a much bigger organisation now and still as professional as before. Have been rotating between Novena and Raffles place branches due to work commitments and the therapy has been seamless. A great thank you (still ongoing) to Weijuan, Janelle, Li Hoong and the rest of the staff.
Jk Lan
Jk Lan
02:05 25 Nov 22
Great service with professional advice and trainings. Highly recommended.
Akshay Bhonde
Akshay Bhonde
01:55 25 Nov 22
I came in with a shoulder injury. Sarita, who has treated me over 4 sessions, diagnosed the injury and identified the root cause very quickly. She recommended some simple exercises which alleviated the pain quickly and now I'm working on strengthening.I was subsequently referred to Sufian who is helping me get back to playing cricket again and working out as before.Have had a great experience with both over the last month and a half. They've watched over my progress meticulously during the session and always followed-up with detailed workout plans with videos.Very happy so far and hoping to recover fully very soon.
Hazel Grace Norman
Hazel Grace Norman
13:00 23 Nov 22
Great place to seek treatment! Highly recommended
Rajkiran Talusani
Rajkiran Talusani
05:49 23 Nov 22
Went there with a shoulder pain. Worked with Samuel and Felicia to strengthen the muscles and walked out pain free in a few weeks. I have a better understanding of muscles involved in various movements and mind muscle connection. Definitely recommend
Jud L
Jud L
12:39 22 Nov 22
Very professional and friendly services here at core concepts. I tore my ACL and did my physio pre surgery at the Tampines outlet and post surgery at their parkway outlet. Both outlets are clean and hygienic.PhysioTherapist Samuel Ong (Tampines outlet) and Sarita (Parkway parade) were both superb in their knowledge and really helped accelerate my recovery process. Felicia (Tampines) and Sufian (Parkway) who both helped in the PT sessions were very encouraging and gave super useful tips.They target to help you heal towards your goal (eg going back to sports) with a plan. They also guide patients very clearly with videos and an app that helps to remind us to work on the exercises at home lest we forget. Also, the kind and friendly service staff at the registration counter always makes it a very welcoming trip to core concepts!Overall, I would highly recommend anyone looking for a physio to try core concepts - all their outlets are great !! 🙂

Core Concepts – Women’s Health Physiotherapy Specialists

Our team is experienced in treating women’s health-related conditions and has had great success in resolving such cases. If you are experiencing pain and need help with women’s health related conditions, do get in touch with us and book an appointment with us.


Women Health At Core Concepts Singapore

We understand the importance of diagnosing and treating the root cause to prevent a recurrence.

We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.

Our first step is determining the root cause of the problem by digging deeper into the symptoms layer by layer.

After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieve your symptoms; we also aim to fix the underlying cause.

After, we ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making sure your body is stronger and more functional.