Maternity Wellbeing

Maternity wellbeing with CSPC physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists are experienced in treating women during pregnancy and postnatally, helping to return new mums back to their best as quickly as possible. We are also recognised by the Pelvic Partnership as recommended practitioners.

Staying healthy during your pregnancy

At CSPC physiotherapy, we recognise that while pregnancy is an exciting time, it is also a time of great change within a woman’s body. You can read more about these changes here.

We are keen for pregnant women to enjoy their pregnancy as much as possible and recommend that you see a CSPC physiotherapist within the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy and then book in for regular checks, ideally once a month. Your physiotherapist will monitor changes to your body throughout your pregnancy, check the alignment of your pelvis and lumbar spine, prescribe exercises suitable for you at that point in your pregnancy and treat any other areas that may be causing you pain or discomfort.

After the birth, your physiotherapist will advise you on the correct exercises to do, that are at the right level for you, and will show you how to check you are doing your exercises correctly. This is important to ensure you regain abdominal muscle strength and function. Most women will develop a split between the two sides of the tendon in the middle of your rectus abdominis (the muscle down the front of your abdomen). This is normal and is called rectus diastasis. It is important to learn how to strengthen the abdominal muscles to correct this after the baby is born. You can read more about what abdominal separation is and our advice here.

Should you need to have a Caesarean section or an episiotomy, your physiotherapist can also advise you how to look after your scars in the best way, to help prevent adhesions occurring that can cause problems further down the line.

We look forward to helping you to enjoy your pregnancy and then getting you back to your best as a new mum.

Alison and pregnant ladie
To book your Maternity Wellbeing appointment, please call a member of our admin team, letting them know how many weeks pregnant you are, and they will book you in with an experienced CSPC physiotherapist.

Constantly challenging ourselves to be the best

We are dedicated to continually training, challenging and developing ourselves to ensure we are at the leading edge of our profession. The best practices are constantly evolving and Alison leads the internal training at the clinic, working with the team, in small groups and individually ensuring that all staff provide the same high standards of care. All members of CSPC staff also attend regular external training. Many of these courses are run at the clinic with external educators to further expand our knowledge and experience.

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