Pre/Post Pregnancy

Marie can help with the following problems:

  • Sciatica/radiating leg pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Stress related problems
  • Diastasis rectus separation (separation of abdominal muscles)
  • Muscle/joint pain/hypermobility
  • Exercise prescription to maintain pregnancy fitness
  • Post-natal recovery and regaining body tone, whether 4 days, 4 months or 4 years post-birth

Why do these problems occur?

During Pregnancy…

Hormones are released, which act to soften the muscles and the ligaments of the pelvis to accommodate the baby’s development. This may lead to pelvic instability and pain and mobility problems in some women.

The weight of the growing baby can put additional strain on your pelvic structures causing you to adopt poor posture as your body changes.

Pelvic floor muscles are often neglected and weakness in this area can lead to incontinence post pregnancy.

Your immune system can become compromised due to the added strain on the body making women more susceptible to injuries.

After Pregnancy…

Some of the problems experienced during pregnancy can persist if not treated by an experienced physiotherapist.

Women may experience a separation of their abdominal muscles due to abdominal weakness, the effects of the pregnancy hormones and carrying a larger baby

Caring for a new-born and the demands of motherhood can lead you to neglect your own physical health and well-being.