Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Care

unnamed (1)Pregnancy brings along with it a unique set of challenges that can affect the woman in many ways. A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist has specialized training in pregnancy-related conditions.

In the Pre-Natal Stage, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis pain, lower back pain
  • Lower abdominal and lower pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasm, pain during vaginal exams
  • Learning how to relax pelvic floor muscles in preparation for vaginal delivery
  • Learning labour and delivery positions that consider pre-existing injuries
  • Learning how to minimize/prevent bladder leakage, prolapse, and diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation)

In the Post-Partum Stage, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Diastasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Learning how to perform a correct kegel and when to do them
  • Bladder leakage, overactive bladder, urinary urgency/frequency
  • Re-training “the core” and return to safe exercise
  • Painful scar tissue (perineal scar or C-Section scar), painful intercourse
  • Prolapse of pelvic organs
  • And much more…