Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy causes several changes to the human body throughout all trimesters and into the postpartum period. Physical changes cause some muscles to become shortened and tight, and other muscles to become lengthened and weak. These changes are necessary for fetal development, but can cause the pregnant person to experience symptoms of discomfort.

Physiotherapy can address several symptoms/conditions related to pregnancy and postpartum, including:

  • Incontinence
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Pelvic or low back pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful intercourse
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Cesarean birth rehabilitation

Treatment: It is recommended to see a pelvic health physiotherapist early on in pregnancy to prepare your body for childbirth, and again at 6 weeks postpartum for vaginal and cesarean birth rehabilitation. Physiotherapy treatment may include manual therapy, exercise prescription, perineal massage, dry needling, and education.

Upcoming Workshops

Pelvic Health during Pregnancy & Postpartum ~ with Jennifer Mildon

Learn tools and tips to stay active during all stages of pregnancy and ways to optimize your postpartum physical recovery.

You will leave this 2hr class feeling confident and prepared for the 4th trimester.

Dates: Nov.3 or Dec.1 from 6-8pm

Location: Mothering Touch Centre

Fee: $35 + GST

Click here to register

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