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! 

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Julia Leck
Julia Leck
08:21 21 Apr 22
Having sciatica nerve pain due to slipped disc and doctor suggest surgery. At that time, i was at the bow posture which i cant even walk or sit properly but after 6 to 8 times of my physiotherapy with Core Concepts, i ended up able to stand straight. Really thanks to my therapist Samuel and Annabelle! Never regret to come Tampines branch!椎间盘突出导致坐骨神经痛,医生建议手术。 那时我处于弓形姿势,我什至不能走路或坐着,但经过6到8次Core Concepts理疗后,我终于可以站直了。 非常感谢我的治疗师塞缪尔和安娜贝尔! 永远不要后悔来淡滨尼分店!
Srinivasan Namasivayam
Srinivasan Namasivayam
03:07 26 Nov 21
The team at the Tampines outlet is ver professional . I was attended to by Sylvia and Annabelle both of whom were caring and excellent. The staff at the reception were also really good.
Mohamad Aidil
Mohamad Aidil
03:07 12 Aug 22
Nice place !! Nice physio and receptionist, shanti 👍👍😃
Sher Parohinog
Sher Parohinog
04:46 20 Oct 22
It was a great experience for me. Isaac was very helpful and told me what exactly I need to do to get better. His patience for a stubborn client/patient like me is something I will applaud 🙈 Lenia also helped me a bit, she didn’t need to but she still taught me an exercise that I forgot to do. That specific exercise really helped me a lot to get better. Lastly, hands off to Daisy. Words are not enough to express how great she was!The front desk people are also very friendly, polite, and easy to have conversation with.Defo 100% recommended.
Gregory Chan
Gregory Chan
04:30 18 May 22
Tore my ACL twice and had the pleasure of coming to Core Concepts for both rehabilitations. The physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists were extremely well versed and it was comforting to know that they knew the ins and outs of my injury and my path to recovery. While upholding a professional rapport, the staff, Sufian, Lynn and Joelina in particular, managed to make the atmosphere light and cheery, making the recovery process an enjoyable one. Another physiotherapist in particular, Sarita, went out of her way to assist me even though i was not her client, helping to lighten the extreme discomfort i was feeling at the time. Highly reccomend to anyone looking for reliable, professional physiotherapists who can make your rehab journey an enjoyable one!
07:49 25 Nov 22
hv a pleasant & recovery session wiv Ken & Elliot as my therapist. their method of training & professionalism attitude amazed me
booster lee
booster lee
06:50 19 Dec 22
The team is great and helpful. Share exercises and experience help to cure my back pain issue.
Y. K. Tan
Y. K. Tan
05:14 07 Oct 22
Thanks so much to Chye Tuan and team for making me a great progression to recovery!
Miki Teo
Miki Teo
09:55 27 Oct 22
Gonna be a long review! I had slipped disc surgery late Sept last year and was referred to Core Concepts for physiotherapy. It’s been a full year now and I’m really glad that this is the place accompanying me through this entire recovery journey.Grace is my main physiotherapist and I really want to give a big shout-out to her for all the great advice and exercises given. Sylvia sees me to ensure my recovery is on the right track. Joanna is always so warm and welcoming at the front desk and ever so encouraging with her words. From being too weak to walk without support to being able to run for the bus now, it’s all possible thanks to all of them!Recovery is also not all just about the physical aspect, it’s as important to pay attention to the emotional aspect too. Grace understands and relates really well to my post-surgery/road-to-recovery feelings and I really think that’s what ultimately makes me feel I’m in the best hands I can have here.Thank you Core Concepts! 💪🏼💜
04:06 29 Oct 21
I have been seeing Han Loong & Annabelle after hurtting my lower back. Both have very great skills in the deep tissue massage that always help me release up the knot and my musclr ache. Very reconmended to use both of them as their skill ate very good!

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.