Our Women's Health Physiotherapists can treat pregnancy related problems such as low back pain, pelvic girdle pain (SPD) and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles). They can provide treatment, advice and exercises to help you have a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Antenatal Physio

Troubled by the aches and pains of pregnancy? 1 in 3 pregnant ladies will suffer with lower back or pelvic pain during their pregnancy which can occur very early on as pregnancy hormones begin to loosen the supportive pelvic ligaments. Our experienced physiotherapists at St Judes can use their expert hands to gently mobilise muscles and joints and advise on appropriate, safe and effective exercises to settle your symptoms and keep you mobile through your pregnancy. 


Urinary symptoms are also very common during pregnancy with 1 in 2 women affected - it is helpful to get treatment straightaway rather than just accepting it as normal for pregnancy. Research tells us that you are more likely to have further problems after having your baby if you experienced urinary incontinence during your pregnancy. Some basic advice and management strategies is often all that is needed to stop these symptoms.


Our physiotherapists can also:

  • teach you what you can do to prevent separation of the abdominal muscles
  • teach you techniques to ease the aches and pains of pregnancy
  • explain the best positions for labour
  • advise on using a birthing ball for pregnancy and labour
  • use modified Pilates suitable for pregnancy (1:1)
  • teach you how to correctly perform pelvic floor exercises


Don't just take our word for it - here's a testimonial from a mum-to-be who visited us recently: 

"Within a matter of weeks I am in far less pain, I have mobility back and I feel prepared with how to maintain my new found strength for the rest of my pregnancy. A firm lesson in the advantages of dealing with a problem! Thank you to Moira for making such a positive difference."


Further information on pelvic girdle pain can be found here: http://pelvicpartnership.org.uk/  You can also download a very informative leaflet on pelvic girdle pain full of information on what it is, why it happens and what you can do to about it: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/system/files/pogp-pgppat_3.pdf 

A useful leaflet on exercising when pregnant and in the first 3 months following birth can be found here: https://pogp.csp.org.uk/system/files/publication_files/POGP-FFPregnancy.pdf 

If you have a specific query about how our specialist women's health physiotherapists could help you, feel free to email in to discuss your individual circumstances.

Get yourself back on track and call our Women's Health Physiotherapists now: 01525 377751 or email: enquiries@stjudesclinic.com.

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