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Keep Fit And Healthy During and After Pregnancy

1 in 3 women who have had a baby suffer from incontinence at some stage in their lives. Research shows that a tailored pelvic floor exercise program is effective in reducing post natal urinary incontinence. Physiotherapy for women in the pre and post natal period aims to prevent, manage and improve conditions such as:

  • Pelvic girdle dysfunction (sacro-iliac and pubic symphysis joints)
  • Back, neck and coccyx pain
  • Carpal tunnel and wrist pain
  • Breast conditions such as blocked ducts or obstructive mastitis
  • Post natal recovery of perineal pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Other services for women in the pre and post natal period include:

  • Childbirth education
  • Use of TENS machines for labour
  • Individually tailored pelvic floor exercise programs
  • Specific exercise modification for weakened abdominals and general fitness programs
  • Pregnancy exercise prescription and classes

Women’s health Physiotherapists can also help in the preparation and recovery from gynaecological or breast surgery, e.g. lymphodaema or restricted movement after breast surgery.

COVID-19 Notice

Proactive Physiotherapy is open for face-to-face visits and exercise classes.

We have COVID-safe cleaning procedures in place and we are vetting everyone who comes into the clinic for any symptoms of illness and we are maintaining social distancing where it is appropriate and possible.

We look forward to assisting our clients, old and new, in these unusual times and will temper our approach to community safety as the COVID situation fluctuates.

Please don’t hesitate to book online or call the clinic during our opening hours, 8:15am – 5:45pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:15am to 1:15pm on Fridays.

Thank you for your understanding.

Julie Faulks and the entire Proactive Physio team.