Don’t let your bump stop you enjoy being a mum
“As your bump is getting bigger you’ve noticed your back and pelvis are getting stiff and sore. Your wrists ache lifting your child. Your neck and shoulders ache when you breast feed. Just walking around the house is a struggle.”
At Wandsworth Physiotherapy we see pregnant women and new mums with these aches and pains all the time.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy is a specific branch of physiotherapy aimed at women’s obstetrics and gynaecology problems. Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help you whether you are conceiving or pregnant, a new mum, recovering from Caesarean section or other gynaecological surgery or experiencing other pelvic floor problems.
Women’s Health problems include a broad range of conditions such as:
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Pregnancy related low back pain and sciatica
- Post pregnancy related pelvic floor problems
- Rectus diastasis
- Stress urinary incontinence
What can Wandsworth Physiotherapy Women’s Health Clinic offer you?
During pregnancy 1 in 3 women experience low back pain, and 1 in 5 experience pelvic girdle pain. The hormones that circulate during pregnancy make the spinal and pelvic ligaments lax to enable the babies head to pass through the birth canal. This can cause pelvic instability and pain in the sacroiliac joints, lumbar spine and pubic symphasis.
At Wandsworth Physiotherapy we can help you get your pelvic girdle and low back pain under control both during and after pregnancy.
We can offer you manual therapy treatment and teach you with specific targeted pelvic floor and core stability exercises that can significantly improve the discomfort you feel whilst pregnant.
We will also advise you on safe and effective exercises and help you regain function post pregnancy to regain control of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles.
Call 0203 322 9455 or book online to reserve you physiotherapy appointment.
Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. In order to avoid being invoiced for your treatment please give us more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment.