Women’s Health: Physiotherapy After You’ve Had Your Baby

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After giving birth, your body continues to go through many changes.
Physiotherapy can help you address any issues that occur at this time to prevent problems later in life.

Childbirth can lead to:

  • Pelvic floor trauma
  • Perineal tears and pudendal nerve injury (the nerve which supplies your bladder and pelvic floor)

These can cause the pelvic floor to become dysfunctional and you may experience urinary or bowel urgency and/or incontinence, urinary frequency, incomplete emptying, pain on urination/bowel movement and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
You can be assessed by a women’s health physiotherapist 6 weeks after child birth.

Treatment can include:

  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Soft tissue massage/release
  • Pilates exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Advice and education

Ali Cann is our specialist senior women’s health physiotherapist at KTB.
You can see her from Weds – Fri at our Bexley Clinic.

Contact us to make an appointment.