Are you going through your maternity phase? Pregnancy can be a blissful phase for women, yet it is overwhelming, as the body undergoes a lot of changes. These changes are stretching of the abdominal wall, postural adjustments, increased load in the pelvic floor and stretching and hormonal changes. If you are going through a similar condition, Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre is here to assist the mother and the could-be-mothers.
Pelvic floor weakness– During pregnancy and labour, the pelvic floor gets weakened. The Pelvic floor is made up of a group of four muscles that form the base of the pelvis. The pelvis is responsible for controlling the bladder and bowel and supports the structures inside the pelvis.
Abdominal Separation (DRAM)– Abdominal Separation or DRAM (Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominal Muscle) is the over-stretching of the abdominal muscles. These are also commonly referred as stretch marks or scars.
Lower back Pain– Post-maternity, the lower backs of women are weakened. This leads to joint pains and muscle cramps, and soreness.
Medical studies have shown that around 50-90% of women experience low back or pelvic-region pain during their pregnancy and even post-maternity. It also confirms the physical therapy during and after pregnancy can help decrease low back and pelvic pain.
Pre- and post-natal pelvic floor muscle training can effectively decrease pain and urinary incontinence. Physiotherapists at Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre can guide you through correct exercises to develop pelvic floor muscle endurance. They will instruct you to perform the given exercises in the right manner with putting too much stress on the pelvic floor. Further training the pelcic floor muscle can lower the rate of prolonged second stage labour, reduce pregnancy-related low back pain and pelvic pain. In just a few sessions with our physiotherapist can help you develop better awareness and control of your pelvic floor muscles and prepare you for the delivery.
For Scarring or Stretch marks too our physiotherapists will guide you through appropriate exercises that rehabilitate the abdomen. As the pregnancy progresses the abdominal muscle stretches. Almost one out in three women face this condition.
Our health care experts will assess the condition of the lower back and identify the reasons for such a condition. Then will work towards relieving the pain with manual hands-on treatments. They will further guide you through strength and mobility exercises to help you acclimatize with the daily load better.
Physiotherapists at Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre are highly trained and licensed to identify the reasons for your pain and guide you with safe strength and mobility exercises to help your body feel stronger during pregnancy and even post-maternity. Our physiotherapists aim at not just alleviating your pain but also managing the causes. Our focus is to offer you a physically active life through safely performed exercises, which is essential for the mother’s well-being during pregnancy and post-maternity.
Start your pre-pregnancy physical therapy with Millwoods Physical Therapy Centre for healthy motherhood.
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