A pregnant woman’s body goes through numerous changes: stretching of the abdominal wall, greater pressure on the bladder, urethra and pelvic floor, exaggerated lumbar lordosis and hormonal changes. often lead to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.
- After child birth women experiences
- Pelvic pain
- Low back pain
- Tailbone pain
- Painful sex
- Rectus diastasis
- Blocked milk ducts
Pre and post-natal pelvic floor muscle training is effective in decreasing pain and urinary incontinence. A physiotherapist will assess, treat and educate patients on how to perform exercises safely and effectively, employing an individualized approach. Pre-natal perineal massage is a technique pelvic health physiotherapists use to help women prepare for delivery; by stretching the perineal tissues and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. This technique, along with improved pre-natal fitness, will contribute to an easier pregnancy and delivery.
Rectus diastasis is the separation of your rectus abdominis muscles and a cause for a weak abdominal wall. It is very common for women post-partum and can be the reason for low back pain, constipation and incontinence. It’s important to let your belly heal and a physiotherapist can help with gradually bringing the belly muscles back together. Blocked milk ducts are treated by ultrasound and manual therapy techniques.
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