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Physiotherapy During Pregnancy

Maintaining mobility and pain-free independence is important during pregnancy. Our team can help you stay comfortable in the lead up to your baby’s birth.

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Physiotherapy During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and unique time in a woman’s life. It is also a time where the body is faced with stressors and changes that can cause discomfort, altered mobility, and pain. Women’s health is important to our physiotherapists at NDPE. We will assess you and provide treatment options suitable for you to help improve your pregnancy experience.

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Why Visit a Physio During Your Pregnancy?

Receiving physiotherapy during pregnancy can be effective in gaining pain relief and improving your mobility and flexibility. But there are so many ways that physios can help you as your baby grows that go beyond what you may assume.

Pregnancy can cause certain conditions and injuries to arise. Physiotherapists can work with you to treat and manage these. They can also help to prepare your body for your baby’s birth.

Physiotherapists can teach you ways to adapt your everyday activities and movement while pregnant. This is important so that you can continue doing what you need and love to do safely and efficiently. Physios can also assist you to stay as strong and mobile as possible when you being to care for your new baby.

Physiotherapists want you to be able to enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible and can help you on your journey to the exciting birth of your child.

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Common Issues During and After Pregnancy

It is a normal part of pregnancy to feel discomfort, and issues can occur before, during and after birth. However, these can be assessed and treated during physiotherapy sessions. These concerns can include:

  • Lower back, rib, hip coccyx and neck pain
  • Pelvic changes and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Urinary and faecal incontinence
  • Prolapses
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Injuries sustained during birth
  • Breast feeding issues and mastitis
  • Abdominal muscle separation (DRAM)
  • Pubic symphysis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

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How Physio Can Help Pre and Post Birth

During Pregnancy

There are many ways physiotherapists can assist during pregnancy. This can involve manual therapy, teaching you strategies that will help you stay safe and mobile, and providing exercises to strengthen your lower back, core and pelvic muscles to prepare your body for the birth of your child. They can also educate you on ways to stay comfortable during the birth.

After Birth

Physiotherapy can also be significantly beneficial after you have given birth to your baby. Therapists can assist you to strengthen your post birth body, teach you ways to care for your baby by moving safely, and provide treatment post surgeries that may have occurred during the birth

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Types Of Physiotherapy Treatment During Pregnancy

When receiving physiotherapy, treatment can include mobilisation of joints, taping affected areas, manual therapy and massage. Therapy is tailored to your needs and stage of pregnancy to obtain the best and safest results possible.

Physiotherapists can also provide you with supports and braces to wear. There are many stretches and exercises you can also learn to do that will help beyond each session, such as hip flexor stretches, pelvic tilts, and Pilates and yoga moves. Maintaining good posture is also crucial to your comfort and physios can point out ways you can improve the way yours.

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Your Physio Questions Answered

How can I have physio when I can’t lie on my stomach anymore?

We have belly pillows that enable you to comfortably and safely lie down while we provide treatment. If this is not right for you, we can also treat you while you lie on your side or sit in a chair.

Is pregnancy safe during pregnancy? 

Yes. Our physiotherapists are trained and experienced in women’s health and will assess you and develop a safe and personalised plan for you.

Can physiotherapy be done each trimester? 

Physiotherapy is beneficial all through your pregnancy. Talk with your doctor first to ensure treatment is right for you as every woman’s body and experience is different.

Can my partner be involved?

Absolutely. We can teach them ways to help and support you while you are pregnant, during the birth and once your baby arrives.

How soon after giving birth can I get back to physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a great way to help you adjust to your post-birth body and to assist you as you care for your baby. Your doctors and physiotherapist can talk to you about when your body is ready.

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Access Quality Physio Care During and After Your Pregnancy

Our therapists at NDPE are trained and experienced in providing physiotherapy specifically for women. Pregnancy is an exciting time that comes with a lot of changes. Get in touch today so that we can help you during your pregnancy journey and beyond.

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Book Your Pregnancy Physiotherapy Appointment in West Ryde

If you’re pregnant— congratulations! Whether it’s been smooth sailing so far or you’re experiencing any aches and pains, pregnancy physiotherapy comes with a range of benefits for you and baby. At NDPE we offer pre-natal and post-natal physiotherapy to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde. To book your appointment with one of our physiotherapists experienced in pregnancy physiotherapy, click below to get in touch.

Contact us on (02) 9874 8410 or at admin@ndpe.com.au to arrange an appointment with a Northern Districts Physiotherapy Eastwood physiotherapist.

 

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95 Ryedale Road
West Ryde NSW 2114

Ph 02 9874 8410
Fax 02 9874 6192
Email admin@ndpe.com.au