Pregnancy is a time whereby the body is undergoing many physiological and biomechanical changes, this can result in pain and discomfort in a number of areas. You may have issues with basic things like rolling in bed, getting up from a chair or sitting for long periods. Work, exercising and self-care may also be challenging.
Some of the common conditions our physiotherapists can provide treatment for during pregnancy or after delivery include:
- Lower back pain
- Sacro-Iliac joint dysfunction
- Pain in the pubic symphysis (front of pelvis)
- Abdominal muscle weakness or splitting of the abdominal muscles
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Neck pain
- Rib pain
There is an array of techniques which can be useful to reduce the severity of these painful conditions. Home management strategies can be taught to help you to function at your best. Our physiotherapists will provide the expertise and best advice to allow you to manage your pain throughout your pregnancy.
Research and evidence shows that physiotherapy is highly effective in managing pregnancy related musculo-skeletal pain. If you are experiencing pain with your pregnancy book online today or give our friendly staff a call. You do not require a referral from your doctor and health rebates apply through your private health fund.