Pre-natal/Postpartum Physical Therapy
Pre-natal/Postpartum Physical Therapy:
Having a baby changes the way your body functions and at Bump Physio, we celebrate all those changes in a positive way! Sometimes though, our body needs a little guidance to manage some of the common pregnancy conditions including: diastasis recti, Cesearean rehabilitation and scar management, pelvic girdle pain, sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction, round ligament pain, low back pain, coccydynia, public symphesis dysfunction and more.
Diastasis recti is commonly known as a pregnancy induced abdominal separation, however it should be viewed more as a ‘stretching’ of the abdominal connective tissue. 100% of women will have some degree of stretching at the end of their pregnancy and this is primarily due the pressure of the growing uterus pressing outward on the core muscles combined with a lack of core stability.
Our therapists can use a variety of therapeutic techniques including breathing, deep core activation exercises, Clinical Pilates, progressive core strengthening and education to help you recover quickly!
What can physiotherapy do for a C-section delivery? A C-section delivery is considered major surgery and can impact both pelvic floor and core functioning as a result.
If you are planning a C-section, we would strongly encourage you to book an appointment with one of our therapists PRIOR to your scheduled delivery so we can provide some education on your delivery and recovery in those first 6 six weeks postpartum before you start your postpartum treatment. We like to think of it as C-section prehab!
Our C-section rehabilitation includes scar management, diastasis recti assessment, core functioning and core stability, pelvic floor strengthening and client education. Some of our therapists are also able to integrate clinic Pilates into their treatment plans.
Pelvic Girdle Pain:
Pelvic girdles pain affects the ring of bones in your pelvis. Common symptoms are pain in the low back, hips and groin area and are commonly seen as pain with walking, climbing stairs and rolling over in bed.
Our therapists will perform an assessment of your low back and hips as well as your pelvic floor functioning (if indicated) and will provide education on activity modifications, support belts, sleeping positions and exercises to help increase your hip and core stability.
Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction:
Is the front of your pelvis sore and tender to touch? Do you have pain with walking up and down stairs or raising your legs out in front or to the side? These are common symptoms of public symphesis pain.
Pubic symphesis pain is a common symptom of pregnancy and typically results from excessive movement of pubic symphesis (fibrocartilage disc) at the front of the pelvis either in an up or down or side to manner.
Similar to our treatment for pelvic girdle pain, our therapists will perform an assessment of your low back and hips as well as your pelvic floor functioning (if indicated) and will provide education on activity modifications and exercises to help decrease your pain and increase your mobility.