While certainly an exciting time, pregnancy can often be uncomfortable for expectant mothers. Due to the muscular, postural and hormonal changes that occur in the body during pregnancy, it is not uncommon for pregnant women to experience a range of aches and pains. In fact, some studies even suggest that at least 50% of pregnant women, along with 25% of new mother’s experience agonising pregnancy-related lower back pain and pelvic pain.
Some expectant mothers may also experience additional aches throughout the body including rib pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and abdominal separation as a result of the changes in the muscles, ligaments and joints throughout the body. Visiting a qualified physiotherapist during and post pregnancy can help women manage the pain associated with pregnancy in a safe and harmless way.
Pregnancy physiotherapy also referred to as obstetric physiotherapy, may include various physiotherapy treatments including joint mobilisation, massage, and Pilates to stretch and exercise tight or weakened muscles. These safe practices are a great way for mothers to minimise any stress, improve circulation, manage pain and discomfort, improve posture, strengthen muscles and maintain optimal health and fitness overall.
Expectant mothers can be also assured that when they visit our pregnancy physio clinic in Castle Hill or Parramatta, they will also benefit by optimising their recovery, preventing any muscle injuries, treating pregnancy-specific conditions such as pelvic instability or SIJ pain and managing muscle changes that are a result of the hormone relaxin.
At Spinal and Sports Care, our professional chiropractors and pregnancy physiotherapists at the Parramatta and Castle Hill clinics adapt and modify treatments to ensure the utmost comfort and safety for all our patients, ensuring the utmost pre-natal and post-natal care. For more information for pregnancy-related physiotherapy treatments include massage therapy, lower back pain treatment and more, do not hesitate to give us a call today on 9683 1110 or visit one of our clinics.