The importance of physiotherapy for women’s health can be life changing as many women are unaware that physiotherapy can help relieve them of prolonged pain both during pregnancy and after giving birth.

Why do we need physiotherapy in pregnancy and beyond?

A woman’s body goes through so many changes during and after pregnancy. This is due to our muscles and bones moving to accommodate growing and birthing a baby.

During pregnancy, women can experience severe pain in their upper and lower back, pubic area and joints which can really affect the ability to move around normally and enjoy day to day life.

After birthing a baby, women can be left with Diastasis Recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles remain separated. Breastfeeding, prolapse as well as carrying prams and car seats can also contribute to increased pain.

How can Physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can help with the following:

–        Pelvic Girdle Pain

–        Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

–        Prolapse

–        Urinary Incontinence

–        Pre and Post Gynaecological Surgery

–        General Pelvic Pain

–        Diastasis Recti

–        Upper and Lower Back Pain

–        Breastfeeding

–        Poor Posture

–        Other Muscle, Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain 

Who can help?

Claire Stay from Stay Fit Physiotherapy is a qualified physiotherapist who specialises in physiotherapy for women’s health. She has over 17 years’ clinical experience and as a mum herself, she understands the impact of pregnancy and childbirth on the body. 

After discussing your symptoms and identifying the problem area, Claire will use her specialist techniques to help ease your discomfort over one or more sessions. This may include gentle exercise, massage, tapping and even acupuncture.

Claire runs her physiotherapy for women’s health clinic every Tuesday at Expectancy Scanning Studios.

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us at the clinic or Claire directly