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Benefits of Physiotherapy During Pregnancy

pregnancy physiotherapy west rydeSeeing a physiotherapist during pregnancy can help to reduce prenatal aches and pains, increase pelvic floor and core strength and continue exercise in a manner that is safe for you and your baby. Our experienced, friendly team at Northern Districts & Sports Injury Clinic proudly offer physio treatment for pregnant women living in the West Ryde area.

Common Aches and Pains During Pregnancy

Throughout your pregnancy, you may experience symptoms including nausea, reflux or aches and pains. While some of these problems are unavoidable, physio treatment for musculoskeletal problems can be effective in reducing pain and increasing mobility.  The most common areas of discomfort during pregnancy are:

In addition to the common pain areas listed above, women also visit their physiotherapist during pregnancy for core and pelvic floor strengthening exercises.  

Are your symptoms listed above? If not, contact our experienced physiotherapy team at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic to learn how we can help to ease your discomfort during pregnancy.

Common Physiotherapy Treatments for Pregnant Women

Your physio will complete a thorough assessment of your symptoms and determine the most appropriate treatment methods to reduce your discomfort. Our physiotherapy team use a range of evidence-based treatments designed to strengthen your body long-term.

Some methods are not suitable for pregnant women, therefore our physiotherapists only use the safest treatments for you and your baby.

Common treatments incorporate one or more of:

  • Joint mobilisation
  • Posture training
  • Massage
  • Exercise programs
  • Providing appropriate supports or braces
  • Additional suitable treatments as determined by your physiotherapist.

Pregnancy Classes and Exercises

Gentle exercise during pregnancy is recommended and beneficial. If you are unsure of what exercise is best for you and your baby, ask a physiotherapist or GP to ensure you remain safe and healthy. There are also a range of pregnancy fitness classes including prenatal Pilates and yoga which provide low-impact movement and social connection.

Exercise classes and personalised physiotherapy programs during pregnancy can assist with:

  • Strengthening lower back or pelvic floor muscles
  • Safe stretching exercises for discomfort in the neck and back 
  • Preparing the body for childbirth 
  • Post-natal recovery and care 

For a physiotherapy appointment at Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, contact us today on (02) 9874 8410.

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