At Balanced Physiotherapy and Pilates we can assist you with managing any aches and pains that may arise during pregnancy or in the post-natal period.

Sometimes, the extra strain put on the body during pregnancy can lead to certain parts of the body being susceptible to overload and pain. Common complaints during pregnancy include:

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  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ/pelvis) dysfunction
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Upper back pain

Similarly in the post-natal period certain parts of the body can become susceptible to pain or weakness due to new demands put on them. Common post-natal complaints can include:

  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Wrist/thumb pain (De’Quervains tenosynovitis)
  • Lower back or upper back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ/pelvis) pain and dysfunction
  • Rectus diastasis (abdominal separation)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction (prolapse, incontinence, weak pelvic floor muscles)

Vanessa can help you overcome these complaints in both the pre and post natal period by using a range manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription.

Balanced Physiotherapy and Pilates also holds both pre and postnatal Pilates classes. These can assist you to develop the strength and flexibility required for your body to cope with the extra demands placed on it during pregnancy and in the post natal period. This is a great way to avoid or manage some of the common complaints listed above, it is also a great way to meet other mothers!