Ante natal and post natal care

Mothers are faced with many challenges when preparing for the arrival of a new baby.  As well as all of the usual preparation for the baby, mothers must also now cope with a rapidly changing body and all of the associated complications.

Common symptoms reported while pregnant:

  • lower back pain
  • pelvic pain
  • postural pain
  • wrist/hand pain , carpal tunnel

When in pain, you always have your physiotherapist to turn to!

Our skilled physiotherapists are trained to aid in the treatment of pregnancy pain, as well as postnatal care.

With careful assessment, our physiotherapist can help you manage and treat any new symptoms you may have as a result of your impending bundle of joy.

Depending on your particular condition, treatment may be a combination of hands on therapy and exercise.

Yes you read correctly- exercise!!

The good news is that there are numerous benefits for both you and your baby when exercising, but what might be the most appropriate is dependent on the stage of your pregnancy.   Exercising while pregnant has been linked with mothers having an fewer complications with labour and is proven to have no adverse effects if followed by some simple guidelines.

There area a number of ways to still exercise while pregnant, although some modifications may need to be made to ensure its safe and appropriate for you and baby.

Hydrotherapy is a gentle and supportive way to continue exercising while trying to smuggle a watermelon under your shirt.  Another great option for you may be gentle supervised pilates with one of our physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy can be of great benefit postnatally to assist with a number of issues including:

  • Pelvic Floor strengthening
  • Pelvic floor relaxation
  • Mastitis
  • Return to exercise
  • Incontinence

If your 8 weeks pregnant, 38 weeks pregnant or if your baby now has babies of their own, its never too late to seek help from your physiotherapist! Call the office on 8331 1557 to book an appointment at any of our locations: Toorak Gardens, Oakden and Windsor Gardens

Written by: Lauren Tyberek B Physiotherapy

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