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PREG - POST NATAL

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PREG - POST NATAL CARE

Every pregnancy and postnatal body is unique, therefore our approach is exactly that.

There is something extra special about being involved in the care of a pregnant women to then helping them navigate the postnatal period as a mother. 

At Karen Crudden Pelvic Health Physiotherapy and Pilates we understand the female body and all the challenges that can be faced during pregnancy, birth and post birth. Book an appointment today to receive expert knowledge about the do's and don'ts in YOUR pregnancy (their are many myths out there), be birth ready be it c-section or vaginal and understand the post natal recovery phase takes time and an individual approach.

Spoiler alert... no one bounces back after birth!

Pregnant Woman Working Out

PREGNANCY

This can be one of a few times in a women's life of confusion, controversy and a whole lot of misinformation. Family, friends even strangers will tell you what you should and shouldn't be doing with regards to exercise, eating, those aches and pains and birthing you name it!

Your body goes through different changes in each trimester, therefore some exercises might become difficult and need modifying and others darn right impossible, sometimes getting up of the couch can be an exercise in itself right at the end! Receiving the RIGHT advice if vital, to have a empowered pregnancy and beyond.

Pelvic girdle pain, pubic symphysis, low back pain, neck pain, upper / mid back, rib pain, round ligament pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are common issues experienced at any stage of a pregnancy. Let alone pelvic floor issues such as urinary incontinence, vulva varciosisities or prolapse symptoms. 

Mother and Baby

 POSTNATAL 

The 4th trimester no one talks about. So lets start. All women should have access to a physio postnatal assessment. Regardless of delivery both occur major physiological changes that require specific rehab. Until the Government sees the importance of a routine physio postnatal assessment, women need to prioritize and self-refer. 

A physiotherapy postnatal assessment is completely different to your  G.P. 6 week check. A physio postnatal assessment specializes in the physical assessment of your postnatal body. We actively listen to your pregnancy and birth journey and identify the presence of any symptoms, we will then complete a detail assessment of the  pelvic floor muscle function, prolapse  and avulsion assessment, scar tissue recovery and quality, abdominal muscle function and a bio-mechanical assessment of the body as you return to exercise.  

With you we will develop a plan to enable you to return to activities you enjoy, assisting with sexual function, prolapse and urinary incontinence risk management through an appropriate individualized return to exercise program. 

RESOURCES

To help you navigate pregnancy through to motherhood.

PREGNANCY GUIDE

(PDF)

PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES ?

(VIDEO)

RUNNING GUIDELINES

(PDF)

PELVIC FLOOR TIPS

(PDF)

PELVIC FLOOR FIRST

(WEBSITE)

INCONTINENCE HANDBOOK

(PDF)