Some women experience low back and pelvic pain during and after their pregnancy. This may be associated with joint laxity, postural weakness and pelvic floor changes. Our physiotherapists will assess you and best advise you on specific strengthening and help you to improve your movement patterns. This allows you to return to exercise in a way that is safe for your body.
If you have concerns about the strength of your pelvic floor, or are experiencing difficulty with your bladder control our women’s health Physiotherapist is available to help you. Often the best way to assess the pelvic floor is an internal vaginal examination. Here we can assess strength, or possible over activity of pelvic floor muscles and check for any signs of prolapse. We can also treat urgency, urge incontinence, over active bladder and pelvic pain.
Specific physiotherapy treatments may include:
- Massage and release of tight trigger points
- Muscle energy techniques
- Assessment of rib, pelvis or low back pain
- pelvic floor exercise program
- Sacroiliac belt or taping
- Advice about safe daily function