Why Prenatal Physiotherapy is Important
Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, daunting and potentially painful experiences a woman can go through. The body goes through many changes over the span of 40 weeks to accommodate for the baby that is growing inside you. These changes are nothing short of amazing, but they do put a strain on the body.
To promote a healthy pregnancy and minimise risks during childbirth, it is important that you look after yourself during your pregnancy. Some common conditions women may experience during pregnancy include:
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Upper and lower back pain and neck pain
- Stress, anxiety or depression
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Gestational diabetes
Thankfully, you can effectively address these issues by seeing a women’s health physiotherapist during your pregnancy. We have trained and experienced prenatal physiotherapists here at Sports Focus, who will provide you with a full assessment and exercise prescription or treatment plan.
Every woman’s body is different, and no two pregnancies are the same. We take a personalised approach to prenatal physiotherapy to ensure that your individual needs are being met. This ensures that any treatment or advice you receive is safe and effective for you.
Exercising during pregnancy has great benefits, such as lowering the risk of the conditions mentioned above. Our physios can put you on an exercise plan that may involve a range of programs such as prenatal Pilates, cardio, strength and flexibility exercises. Regular exercise can help keep your mind and body healthy during and after pregnancy.
Massage therapy is another great option that can relieve joint and muscle pain as well help you feel more relaxed and stress-free. You can find out more about pregnancy massage here.
If you are pregnant or planning to have a child, book an appointment online with your Sports Focus physiotherapist to make sure that your pregnancy and childbirth is safe and comfortable.