Womens health – practical help for new mums.
Pregnancy can have a profound and lasting effect on your body, with many women experiencing physical discomfort at differing stages of their pregnancy. Change to muscles, ligaments and joints during and after pregnancy affect the whole body. Our physiotherapists trained in womens health help women manage these changes, providing expert care and advice during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.
Our physiotherapists conduct sessions where clinical pilates and yoga principles are used to incorporate strengthening, stabilising and flexibility work. Ante-natal pool sessions are held in the evenings at our Salisbury Plain clinic run by our specialist ante-natal physiotherapist.
Our physiotherapists can also assist with neck, back and pelvic pain during pre-natal and post-natal through hands on therapy, exercise, taping, or external supports such as bracing. Our physiotherapists will liaise with your treating doctor and obstetrician regarding peri-natal injury management.
Urinary incontinence management.
We provide practical help in this area. Real time ultrasound assessment can help patients gain better control of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles to assist with continence as well as lumbopelvic stabilisation.
We also offer post-natal strengthening programs that can be gym-based, delivered as clinical pilates or hydrotherapy classes, or as home exercise programs.