Women’s Health Physiotherapy
A woman’s body goes through various changes during the journey of life – 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.
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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 gynae’s approval, physiotherapy is a safe and effective method to relieve the pain. Our team of women’s health physiotherapists are able to resolve most musculoskeletal aches such as the following:
Back Pain during pregnancy
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. 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.
Pelvic Pain during pregnancy
Symphysis pubic dysfunction, also commonly known as pelvic girdle pain is a pain in the pelvic/groin region. This condition usually occurs from the second trimester of the pregnancy as the body prepares itself for the delivery of the baby. Hormonal changes in the body causes the pelvic girdle to widen and causes the structure to become unstable
Women’s Health Physiotherapy for Postnatal conditions
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.
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 physiotherapy can help with common postnatal musculoskeletal conditions such as the following:
Diastasis recti is the separation of the left half and right half of 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 pushing out against your abdominal muscles, causing the connective tissues between the abdominal muscles to stretch and weaken. 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 result in a little bulge. occurs in 30 – 68% of postpartum women
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.
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