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Pregnancy is a transformative journey for women, both physically and emotionally. During this period, expectant mothers may experience a variety of discomforts, such as back pain, pelvic pain, and postural changes. Physiotherapy offers safe and effective treatments to support women throughout their pregnancy.
Understanding Physio During Pregnancy
Physiotherapy during pregnancy focuses on addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, reducing pain, and improving overall well-being. Some key benefits of physio care during pregnancy include:
- Alleviating Back and Pelvic Pain: Pregnancy-related weight gain and postural changes can strain the spine and pelvis, leading to discomfort. Physio adjustments can help alleviate pain and restore proper alignment.
- Promoting Optimal Fetal Positioning: Physio techniques can help optimise the position of the baby in the womb, potentially reducing the risk of complications during labor and delivery.
- Enhancing Nervous System Function: Physio adjustments aim to optimiSe the function of the nervous system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being.
Physiotherapy during pregnancy is generally safe when provided by a qualified and experienced practitioner. Physiotherapists specialising in prenatal care use gentle techniques and modifications to accommodate the unique needs of expectant mothers. They take into account the stage of pregnancy, individual health considerations, and any pre-existing conditions to ensure the safety and comfort of the mother and baby.
Assessment & Diagnosis
When seeking physiotherapy treatment for pregnancy pains, a thorough assessment and diagnosis are essential. Our qualified physiotherapist will evaluate the individual's medical history and perform physical examinations. This comprehensive approach helps identify the underlying causes and determine the most suitable treatment options.