TREATMENT OPTIONS.

POST-PARTUM PHYSIOTHERAPY OPTIONS.

This is not a time to get back to high-intensity exercise. If during this time you have any discomfort or concerns and want to have an assessment or treatment, please come in for a visit. We can discuss any issues regarding diastasis recti, urinary leakage and pelvic girdle pain.

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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AFTER PREGNANCY 6 WEEKS POST-PARTUM, CONSULT WITH A PHYSIOTHERAPIST:

  • Tenting of your abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
  • Difficulty with activities of normal living
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence when you cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise, etc.
  • Pain with intercourse
  • C-Section scarring, episiotomy or tearing
  • Any bulging at the opening of the vagina
  • Heaviness or pain in your back, hips, abdomen, pelvis, rectum or vagina
  • Pelvic girdle pain (difficulty walking or transferring)
  • Difficulty emptying your bowel or bladder
  • Constipation

The first 6 weeks post-partum, sometimes called the 4th trimester is a time to get plenty of rest and allow your body and nerves to recover from birth. This is not a time to get back to high-intensity exercise. If during this time you have any discomfort or concerns and want to have an assessment or treatment, please come in for a visit. Although we do not do an internal vaginal exam until 6 weeks post-partum, we can assess externally.

“Birthing is the most profound initiation to spirituality a woman can have.”  – Robin Lim

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SHOW?

  • 50% of women have some degree of prolapse after giving birth (Hagan et al, 2011)
  • Pelvic floor physiotherapy should be the first line of treatment for women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

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