After pregnancy, many women may experience a number of complaints & symptoms, some of these can be helped with regular physiotherapy treatment. The most common symptoms that women may suffer from are:
low back pain
After giving birth, many women experience low back pain. Physiotherapy treatments such as mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy and Pilates based exercise programs can be used to reduce these symptoms.
sacroiliac joint pain
The Sacroiliac joints (SIJ’s) are located at the very bottom of your back. The pain is often one-sided and may be concentrated in your buttocks (Sturesson et al 1997). After pregnancy, women may still have hyper mobile joints that can be painful. Physiotherapy can help you by providing you with hands on treatment, strengthening exercises, hydrotherapy and a Pilates based exercise program, this helps to relieve symptoms, regaining muscle tone.
pelvic floor weakness
Post pregnancy, many women will experience a reduction in their pelvic floor muscle control. This area can be re-strengthened with the help of a physiotherapist, who can provide specific pelvic floor exercises and a Pilates based exercise program.
diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
During pregnancy, women may experience Diastasis Recti due to excessive stretching of the abdominal muscles. This condition is more common in women who have had multiple pregnancies. Although the condition occurs throughout pregnancy, no treatment is necessary until after the birth has occurred. Physiotherapy treatment for this condition may include strengthening exercises, or a Pilates based exercise program to work and repair the damaged abdominal muscles and re strengthen the core muscles. If you require treatment for any of the symptoms that have been listed above (depending on the severity of your issue), you can make a booking with a Physio at any one of our practices across Adelaide. You can press this link to find a location near you https://www.corephysio.com.au/our-locations/