Our physiotherapists are experienced in treating pre and postnatally, helping to return new mums back to their best as quickly as possible. We are also recognised by the Pelvic Girdle Pain Partnership as recommended practitioners, which you can read more about here.
Prevention is better than the cure
At CSPC physiotherapy we recognise the changes within a woman’s body during pregnancy and you can read more about these changes here.
We recommend that you see a CSPC physiotherapist within the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy and then book in for regular checks, ideally once a month. Your regular physiotherapist will monitor changes to your body throughout your pregancy, check the alignment of your pelvis and lumbar spine, prescribe exercises suitableble for you at that point in your pregnancy and treat any other areas that may be causing you pain or discomfort.
After the birth, your physiotherapist will advise you on the correct exercises to do, that are at the right level for you, and will show you how to check you are doing your exercises correctly. This is important to ensure you regain abdominal muscle strength and function, and to enable the two sides of the abdomen to draw back together. You can read more about what abdominal separation is and our advice here.
Should you need to have a Caesarean section or an episiotomy, your physiotherapist can also advise you how to look after your scar in the best way, to help prevent adhesions occurring that can cause problems further down the line.
We look forward to helping you to enjoy your pregnancy and then getting you back to your best as a new mum.
To book your Maternity Wellbeing appointment call a member of our admin team, letting them know how many weeks pregnant you are, and they will book you in with an experienced CSPC physiotherapist.