The antenatal and postnatal time in a woman’s life is often full of excitement; however some ladies experience discomfort or have trouble with daily tasks due to the changes that have taken place in their body.
We recognise the impact on a womans body, discomfort in your back and pelvis, deconditioning of muscles, urinary leakage are all common but not normal.
Our outpatient physiotherapy service provides care for both the antenatal and postnatal woman. After a thorough assessment a treatment plan is agreed. This may include education, individual exercise programmes, manual therapy and/or exercise classes.
Conditions we treat include:
- Low back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Separation (diverification) of rectus abdominis muscle.
- Urinary incontinence (please see our Gynae page)
All these conditions can improve or resolve with Physiotherapy. Please look at or download our leaflets and try the exercises and advice.
Useful Information and Links
Pregnancy and post-natal advice .pdf [pdf] 1MB
Antenatal Exercises.docx [docx] 2MB
Postnatal Exercises.pdf [pdf] 946KB
DRAM.docx [docx] 8MB
Post c-section.pdf [pdf] 571KB
If further input is required you can self-refer to physiotherapyor ask your GP or midwife to.