Obst & Gyane Physiotherapy

The physical changes to a women’s body as related to pregnancy are multiple. The centre of mass changes, there is more pressure on the organs, and there is increased weight to be carried. All of this in a relatively short span of time often leads to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. In fact, over two thirds of pregnant women experience back pain, one fifth experience pelvic pain and over 40% experience urinary incontinence in their first pregnancy – with half remaining incontinent at 8 weeks post-partum, and one third experiencing a new onset of incontinence after childbirth.

Evidence shows that group training programs designed and delivered by physiotherapists can relieve lower back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence in pregnant women. It is within the scope of practice of a physiotherapist to properly assess, treat and educate pregnant women in effective and safe exercises that have been shown to decrease back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence – throughout their pregnancy and post-partum.

We Help in

  • Screen patients to ensure they could safely participate in an exercise program;
  •  Assess patients for posture, strength, flexibility, balance as well as any musculoskeletal issues that could have a bearing on pregnancy;
  •  Instruct patients on how to perform exercises safely and effectively;
  •  Utilize an individualized approach – even in a group setting;
  •  Enable group discussion and education regarding pre and post