Pregnancy Pre Post Natal Physiotherapy
Pregnancy Pre Post Natal Pregnancy Physiotherapy
Pregnancy is a big moment in a woman’s life, however it also has a great physical demand on the body during and post pregnancy, affecting quality of life. The increased stress on the body commonly results in back pain, pelvic pain and incontinence.
A pre and post natal Physiotherapist can help assist you through your pregnancy, helping to keep you stronger and healthier throughout your pregnancy and post birth recovery. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help to prevent incontinence after childbirth, and help to prevent a prolapse years later.
At Ace Physio our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists specialize in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, including pre and postnatal patients. Our Physiotherapists will educate and treat you in private one-on-one sessions, located conveniently in downtown Toronto, at the intersection of Yonge and College
What are some of the common signs and symptoms of pregnancy?
- Pelvic girdle pain – pain in the lumbar spine (lower back), pelvic, abdomen and/or thigh area.
- Diastasis rectus abdominus – separation of the abdominal muscles.
- Pelvic organ prolapse – a pelvic organ drops from its normal place into the walls of the vagina.
- Sciatica – compression of the sciatic nerve, causing pain in the lower back, buttocks and legs.
- Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness
- Painful perineal scars
- Painful intercourse
- Postural imbalances
Pre and post natal physiotherapy treatment:
Our physiotherapists who is specialize in pelvic health physiotherapy, which includes pregnant and new mothers, can aid in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles to assist in preventing or reducing the prevalence of urinary incontinence.
During pregnancy the body goes through significant changes such as, a change in center of mass, postural imbalances, joint pain and/or dysfunctions, increased pressure on the internal organs, and possibly pelvic and back pain as a result. Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists are experts at teaching core strengthening and stabilization exercises which will help to counteract the impact pregnancy has on the body.
Initially, the patient’s pelvic floor muscles will be assessed, internally (if possible) and/or externally to evaluate the patient’s current condition and the best course of treatment, individualized to the patient. They will then aid the mother through these treatments. Additionally, they may provide the mother with information and exercises that will result in a safer, and less painful labour and delivery.
The benefit of working one-on-one with a pre and post natal physiotherapist in comparison to participating in pre and post natal group classes alone, is that your physiotherapist applies an individualized approach to comprehensively assess and monitor your progress. Furthermore, they will guide you safely through exercises prescribed to suit your individual situation, preventing further pain or issues during or post pregnancy, and ultimately resulting in a faster and more effective recovery.