Physiotherapy safely relieves pain, restricted movement and loss of normal function during pregnancy.
Many women present for Physiotherapy during pregnancy with pain and restricted function and movement. It is very easy to ignore aches during pregnancy and dismiss them as part of your condition.
In reality there is much that can be done to prevent pains getting worse with a growing bump and of course, the postnatal period is not the time to be trying to resolve these aches. You will most definitely have enough to do then!
In the following videos, we have put together some information on the common conditions in pregnancy that respond very well to physiotherapy.These conditions include:
- Upper spine pain (thoracic pain)
- Low back pain and sciatica
- Rib pain
- Neck and postural pains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
- Bladder issues during and after pregnancy
Physiotherapy can be a great help during pregnancy as it relieves pain without the need for medication, it is non-invasive and can be tailored to you and your stage of pregnancy.
We can safely treat many painful conditions and show you easy exercises to continue with during your pregnancy to keep those niggles at bay.
Some pilates exercises for pregnancy can be found on the Jenny’s Belly pregnancy series, (see videos here Jenny's Belly) developed for the Mooney Show, and available for free download to your smart phone.
Remember that pain is not a part of being pregnant – banish those aches and enjoy this unique and exciting time in your life. If any of the symptoms discussed here sound familiar to you, please don’t delay. Jenny is well experienced in treating the musculoskeletal issues that occur in pregnancy and postnatally.