Physiotherapist Anna Clayton has completed additional training about the pelvic floor, antenatal and post natal physiotherapy in order to provide a Women’s health service at the clinic.
Common symptoms during and after pregnancy can include back pain, pelvic girdle pain (PGP), diastasis recti, incontinence (stress and urge) and sciatica to name a few.
Appropriate treatment will be offered following an assessment. We will look at what muscles are working too hard and not hard enough to help support your pelvis and lower back. Often the pelvic floor can already be strong and overactive, resulting in the wrong muscles overcompensating and producing pain symptoms.
If indicated, an internal examination (vaginal or rectal – the latter is relevant for any bowel dysfunction or problems following tearing post birth) can determine how active your pelvic floor muscles are and what can be done to help your symptoms. They are just like any other muscle in your body! Consent forms and information is given prior to this and is not completed unless indicated by symptoms and questionnaire findings.
If you have any queries, please contact the clinic here.
There are also Antenatal and Post natal Pilates classes available to maintain good posture before and after birth and ensure your muscles start to wake up following birth and help keeping you moving normally as you care for your baby.
Tuesday 10.45-11.30am Postnatal Pilates (babies welcome until crawling)
Thursday 7.00-7.45pm Antenatal Pilates (Please note this will be cancelled from Thursday 23rd May 2019 until further notice)