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Pregnancy & Postnatal Physiotherapy

Pregnancy and motherhood is an especially exciting and special time full of so much joy, peppered with much change (and some tears at times too).

At Phyx., our caring team have special interest in pregnancy and postnatal physiotherapy and Pilates and the providing safe and effective treatment and advice throughout this period.

Pregnancy Support

Common Conditions Our Maternal Health Physiotherapists Can Help With

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Round Ligament Pain
  • Pelvic Pain or Pelvic Girdle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lateral Hip Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Upper Back Pain / Stiffness
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain
  • Headaches
  • Posture Pain
  • Core Strength

Physiotherapy Treatment Options Safe During Pregnancy

During your treatment, your maternal health physio may use a variety of treatment methods to help reduce your pain, such as;

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Myofascial release
  • Postural help
  • Taping
  • Providing you with strategies to help you prevent strains on your changing body
  • Prescription of supports and braces (eg a sacroiliac joint belt, SRC pants)
  • Exercise prescription
  • Education

Postnatal Support

We are here to support you through your journey into motherhood and commonly see women for

  • Abdominal Separation (Diastasis Rectus Abdominis Muscle – DRAM)
  • Mastitis
  • Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain
  • Posture Pain or Worries
  • Returning to Exercise and Running
  • Pelvic Floor (external examination)
  • Wrist Pain
  • Core Strength
  • Pilates

Physiotherapy Treatment Options

During your session, your maternal health physio may use a variety of treatment methods to help reduce your pain, such as;

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial cupping
  • Myofascial release
  • Postural help
  • Taping
  • Ultrasound for mastitis
  • Strategies to help you manage breastfeeding postures
  • Prescription of supports and braces (eg Postnatal Recovery Pants (eg SRC), wrist braces, posture braces)
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Education

Our physiotherapists regularly undertake further education and training in maternal health conditions.

We do not conduct internal pelvic floor examinations. We have a network of pelvic floor specialists in Adelaide who we refer to for internal pelvic floor examinations when required.
This may result in a transfer of care, or co-treating where appropriate.

Our physiotherapists regularly undertake further education and training in maternal health conditions.

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