Pregnancy Physiotherapy

What You Should Know About Your Pelvic Floor

What You Should Know About Your Pelvic Floor Pelvic floor dysfunction is a very common condition, affecting almost one-quarter of women. Here are four things everyone should know about the pelvic floor and related conditions. We all have a pelvic floor The pelvic floor is composed of three main muscle layers that help to keep [...]

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy Leg cramps during pregnancy are common and normal but can certainly be uncomfortable. Leg muscle cramps usually start occurring during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Knowing what to do when a cramp appears, and how to prevent more from occurring, can make your pregnancy more comfortable. We’ll take you [...]

What Happens to your Body During Pregnancy?

What happens to your body during pregnancy? We all know that pregnancy causes changes to your appetite, activity levels, body shape and mood. And when you have it figured out, the changes come again as you move through the trimesters. Here’s a look at what happens to your body during pregnancy. Hormones Hormones are chemical [...]

Why Prenatal Physiotherapy is Important

Why Prenatal Physiotherapy is Important Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting, daunting and potentially painful experiences a woman can go through. The body goes through many changes over the span of 40 weeks to accommodate for the baby that is growing inside you. These changes are nothing short of amazing, but they [...]

Returning to Sports after Pregnancy

Returning to Sports after Pregnancy When can I get back to running? Am I okay to play tennis this weekend? These are common questions asked by new mothers during the postnatal period. After pregnancy, your fitness goals can still be achieved, but it’s important to remember that your body has been through a transforming journey [...]

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise Take a look at this short video explaining the postural changes that take place in your body during pregnancy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_9_Eu8mGRQ&sns=em Exercise is a great way to keep fit, stay in shape and feel good about yourself and life in general. Pregnancy does not change this for most women. Posture, pregnancy [...]

Pregnancy Consultation – 20 Weeks

Pregnancy Consultation - 20 Weeks So halfway through your pregnancy by now and wondering about; What exercises to help preparing for labour how to look after your back and posture what you should be doing for your pelvic floor muscles? The answer to these questions will vary from individual to individual. Come and see [...]

Physio Exercise Beats Postnatal Depression

Physio Exercise Beats Postnatal Depression Post Natal Depression can creep up on you at any time and is often hard to recognise. Our Women’s health Physios are very aware of how this can impact on a pregnant and post  -birth mum . Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist Vanea Atwood discusses post-natal depression and how exercise can help! [...]

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