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Supporting New Mums Post-Pregnancy

As part of a Post Pregnancy MOT, our Women's Health Physiotherapist Fara will conduct a thorough internal examination, of your pelvic floor, pelvis, sacroiliac joint & lumbar spine, abdominals and scar tissue. Scroll down to book online.

Vital Physiotherapy for Restoring the Natural Function of the Pelvis & Reducing Injury Post-Pregnancy

Are you 6-12 weeks post-pregnancy? If so, Post Pregnancy Physiotherapy can be a real lifesaver in the early few days and weeks following childbirth especially in moments of pain and dysfunction.

Our Clapham based Physiotherapists recommended that every woman should have a screening at 6-12 weeks post-birth, even those Mums who had an uncomplicated recovery period. 

Physiotherapy for women’s health can be built into your own post-natal recovery plan to help you feel yourself again, regain your body strength and avoid long term issues. Specifically, a Post-Pregnancy Physiotherapy screening can highlight any areas that you may need to address to prevent long term pain or dysfunction. It can also help to guide you safely back to pre-pregnancy exercise and fitness levels over a suitable period.  

As part of Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Nordic Balance Abbeville Road offers a Post-Pregnancy MOT. It is a thorough and in-depth assessment of all issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. Completely individual to you, the consultation includes an exam of your pelvic floor, pelvis, sacroiliac joint & lumbar spine, abdominals & scar tissue. It’s vital for restoring the natural function of the pelvis and reducing further injury.

Call to Book a Post-Pregnancy MOT

0208 922 0495

Benefits of Early Post-Pregnancy Physiotherapy

Sometimes physiotherapy is provided in the hospital. However, if you have a home birth or you are discharged early you may not be lucky enough to see a physiotherapist. Regardless of the type of delivery that you have had your body can feel sore and painful for many reasons.

A physiotherapist can assist with c-section pain and swelling as well as scar tissue management to prevent adhesions or pain as your surgery site recovers.

For Mums birthing vaginally bruising or stitches are very common and treatment for these issues can help you to sit and walk and function much more comfortable as well as return to sexual activity without discomfort.

Other reasons to see a physiotherapist in the early post-natal period include musculoskeletal problems such as pelvic pain (difficulty walking, going upstairs or standing on one leg), back pain or neck pain.

These types of pain can be debilitating and can affect your ability to effectively care for your baby. Although it can be a huge effort to make a physiotherapy appointment Mums usually feel so much better after 1 or 2 visits.

The sooner you address these types of pain, the better. Sometimes musculoskeletal pain can be a result of instability and stretchiness after pregnancy and in particular, a gap in the abdominal muscles can cause poor postures and extra loading on your back.

Starting the appropriate exercises and wearing effective support can assist in the recovery of your abdominal muscles. This is best started in the first few weeks following the birth of your baby.

Highly Qualified Practitioners

Highly experienced in pre & post-natal care, our friendly and caring health professionals believe in providing high-quality physiotherapy care as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Holistic Approach to Healing

Assessing the entire body including your posture, breathing, stomach, and pelvic floor the physio will provide insights into what is happening to your body & identify areas that need support.

Restore Natural Function

From incontinence to prolapse a post-pregnancy MOT will screen for any serious cause for concern and can help get things back on track with advice and home management strategies.

Safe Return to Activities

Our Women’s Health Physiotherapists will help you to plan a safe return to physical activities, addressing any existing postural and muscular pain, bladder, and bowel dysfunctions.

Farhana Sonday

Originally from South Africa, Farhana is a Musculoskeletal and Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Graduating in 2005 from the University of Cape Town, Farhana started her career in the South African equivalent of the NHS and then moved to a private clinic in Johannesburg before relocating to London in 2008. Farhana has worked in various NHS and private clinics in London, including The Princess Grace Hospital, Little Venice Pilates and Physiotherapy, and 108 Medical Chambers. She has additional qualifications in women’s health,…

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