Feel Supported With Physiotherapy For Your Postnatal Recovery

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Pregnancy is of course a life changing event for any woman. There are many changes that happen to your body during your pregnancy, and a period of adjustment and change after birth as your body finds its new ‘normal’. Making sure you take care of your postpartum recovery will mean your body will settle into its new normal faster and with less risk of complications.

What will affect my postnatal recovery?

Postpartum or post-natal recovery depends on a variety of factors. This includes your previous health, activity levels before and during the pregnancy, genetics, and even the birth itself. Recovery of this nature will also depend on your goals for what you want to achieve, and what your current priorities are.

As a result of the changes that occur during pregnancy and birth, some women experience issues with their bladder and bowel, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. That’s why it’s important to see a women’s health physiotherapist for your postnatal recovery

What should my postnatal recovery focus on?

In this postpartum period, some of the key things we look at include abdominal function or if there are any signs of abdominal separation, pelvic organ position and pelvic floor function. These are assessed by our specialised women’s health physiotherapist from 6 weeks after the birth, with the exception of abdominal separation as this can be assessed earlier if needed.

Additionally, our physiotherapists can help with other areas such as upper and lower back pain, postural pain, and other common pains following pregnancy and birth. We can even assist with the education, diagnosis and treatment of mastitis, carpal tunnel and de quervain’s tenosynovitis which are also common following birth.

To minimise your likelihood of a lengthy postpartum recovery, at Graceville Physio we also recommend starting on antenatal classes to prepare your body for birth. Our antenatal classes are designed to keep your body active and help with any pain you might be experiencing. These classes also ensure you have a good chance of needling less ‘recovery’, as you will have already been working on your body.

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Contact us for full support during your postnatal recovery

At Graceville Physio, we want to make sure everyone who comes through our practice feels supported and comfortable with their therapist and treatment.  Some women may be embarrassed about the issues they may be experiencing and it is really important that they get the help they need. Contact our physiotherapists trained in women’s health today to start living life to the fullest.

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