Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming time. Your body undergoes such significant change, both physically and hormonally, and often many of these changes are not widely spoken about!
A pelvic health physiotherapist can help you to navigate your way through these changes by providing you with information to prevent and manage common pregnancy symptoms, give you advice on safe activity and exercise, educate and provide you with exercises for your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, and assist you in preparing for the birth of your baby.
We believe all pregnant women benefit from a pregnancy assessment!
We can assist with:
Your body undergoes MASSIVE change throughout pregnancy and childbirth, and these changes are often underestimated and under-recognised. Your body needs time to adjust and recover. We can guide you through this. Whether it is your first time, your last time or any time in between; if you are experiencing new symptoms, you want to get back to exercise, or you want to nurture your body safely back to its full potential, we are here to help.
We believe all mums will benefit from a postnatal assessment. We recommend an appointment at around 6 weeks postpartum, where we can thoroughly assess your pelvic floor, check you for conditions such as prolapse and abdominal separation, guide your rehabilitation, assist with scar management and help you to get on top of any lingering pregnancy or new motherhood pains. However, it is never too late to book in for this – even months or years down the track!
If you are experiencing pain, incontinence, vaginal heaviness, or you sustained a 3rd or 4th degree tear, we recommend booking in as soon as you feel up to it. It is never too early, and we are passionate about ensuring you are supported through these early postpartum weeks.
We love helping women return to their usual activities, navigate the new demands of motherhood, and return to exercise safely, and believe it is so important to have your pelvic floor assessed prior to resuming high impact exercise.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, a pelvic floor assessment is beneficial to ensure you are on the right track and to help prevent any issues from arising later on.
We can assist with: