In case you hadn't already realised, pregnancy causes women to undergo many changes, whether that be physical or hormonal.
Hormones prepare the body for birth with postural change, creating in turn a level of discomfort and stress. This can be different for every woman and every pregnancy, but physiotherapists are trained in pre-natal and post-natal physiotherapy designed for individual needs.
Pre-natal and post-natal care can help you better cope and manage with the many changes experienced as a pregnant woman, and for a period after giving birth.
When preparing for childbirth, women and their partners benefit from learning a range of physical techniques and coping skills.
Physiotherapy, and our specific pre-natal and post-natal Pilates classes, can teach skills such as positioning, rhythmic movement, massage, relaxation and breathing awareness.
Common pre-natal and post-natal problems that Physios may treat include:
The objective of physiotherapy is to gently restore balance to the body through several techniques in a drug-free environment.
Some of the treatment techniques we may use include:
Physiotherapy is a great way to reduce painful symptoms, feel more mobile, flexible and comfortable in your movements, strengthen your body and minimise the recurrence of injuries, so you can stay active during your pregnancy as well as optimise labour and your post-natal recovery.
To find out more about our pre-natal and post-natal Pilates classes, click here.
If you want to book in with a Physio, call 0295679452 or book online here.
Suggested shoulder stretch
While seated or standing, rotate your shoulders backward and down in the largest circle you can make. This opens the chest, counteracting the rounded shoulders that are common among pregnant women.
At Wolli Creek Physiotherapy & Pilates, you’ll be looked after by highly experienced and passionate young physiotherapists with a range of specialist skills and qualifications. We treat and heal all injuries and pain problems, for all kinds of people.