Women’s Health

Back Pain in Pregnancy

75% of women will experience back pain or pelvic girdle pain during their pregnancy.
Education can play a big part in reducing the likelihood of pain occuring, attention to posture and working positions can help prevent or reduce the pain.

There are many physiotherapy treatments that are safe and very effective in pregnancy. Sandra has a special interest in back pain in pregnancy and has attended courses to update her knowledge and treatment skills.

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Ante natal exercises

The benefits of exercise in pregnancy are well documented. Exercise can reduce back pain, maintain fitness and help return your body to its pre-pregnancy state more quickly.

The type of exercise depends on the stage of your pregnancy and of course on your general health.
Pilates type exercises are particularly useful to work your core stability muscles which help support your spine and pelvis throughout all the changes. Using an exercise ball means you can continue exercising even if you have a big ‘bump’.

Please remember that you should consult your GP prior to starting any exercise programme and that exercises using a gym ball should be under the supervision of a physiotherapist or qualified instructor.

Continence

1 in 4 women will suffer from incontinence at some point in their life, but there is no need to suffer in silence

Pelvic floor exercises can help – but to get the best results, they have to be done accurately.

Sandra has a special interest in pelvic floor problems and can help you get the most from your exercises.

The dynamic ultrasound scanner is a way of ensuring the pelvic floor muscles are contracting accurately which means the exercises are likely to be much more effective. The scanning is painless non-invasive and quick.

If you prefer not to be scanned, accurate teaching of the exercises can improve the effectiveness.
– contact Sandra for a professional, personal approach to your problem.

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