At the times of pregnancy, Woman may have to suffer with number of complaints were many of the problem can be helped by the regular and timely physiotherapy treatment. There are some common complaints, which generally include:
Low Back Pain:
Low Back Pain is one of the common complaints which a woman may experience at the time of pregnancy. This is particularly experienced in the third trimester when the center of gravity of patient is shifted. The postural education, back support, home exercise prescribed by physiotherapists and Pilates based exercise programs can treat low back pain during pregnancy.
Urinary incontinence/pelvic floor weakness:
It is a common problem which is related to pregnancy and occurs due to the pregnancy hormone progesterone that relaxes and weakens the pelvic floor in order to increase its suppleness for birth. The pelvic floor muscles becomes strained and weakened during childbirth and pregnancy which leads to the pelvis floor dysfunction and continence problem. Here physiotherapy helps by providing the strengthening exercises and Pilates based exercise program during pregnancy which help reduce the muscle weakness caused by child birth.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain:
Sacroiliac joints are located at the very bottom of the back where the pain occurs often one sided and may be concentrated to buttock. During pregnancy, extra hormones are released by females which allow connective tissues to relax and allow muscle to stretch enough to give birth. It can result in Sacroiliac joint to become overly mobile and allows excessive movements to joints.
The symptoms may include:
- Present swelling or inflammation over joint
- Feeling difficulty in lifting legs.
- Feel of pain while pulling legs apart.
- If gets unable to transfer weight from pelvis to legs.
- Pain in hips and restriction of hip movement in hips and/or restriction of hip movement
- Transferred nerve pain down leg
- Feeling difficulty in sitting and standing and audible.
- Aware of the audible clicking sound coming from pelvis.
Sciatic nerve is a long nerve which runs from lower back to back of feet and legs. During pregnancy, the pressure on sciatica nerve can lead to the backaches or other areas. Sometimes the chronic pressure or the persistent pressure on sciatica nerves can also result into the weakness in legs or surrounding parts, numbness or even tingling. The physiotherapy uses the manual treatment and stretching exercises to relieve symptoms reduce disability.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
It is caused by increase in fluid that causes swelling around the channel of nerves in the wrist. The swelling can lead to symptoms including tingling, pain, numbness and lack of coordination in fingers and hands.
How physiotherapy helps:
The Prenatal Physiotherapy known as prenatal gymnastics comprises physical and mental preparation of the mother:
- The physical preparation in prenatal physiotherapy mainly consists of physical relaxation and breathing exercises. It also includes the circulation of the lower limbs, static exercises pelvis and erector spinae exercises.
- The Psychological preparation of mother to give childbirth includes mental functioning of nervous system and learning relaxation.
The physiotherapy session can start from third month of pregnancy.
Why choose our Pre Natal Physiotherapy?
We are here to provide you the best solution for pre natal physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists provide the treatment such as mobilization, soft issue techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises relieving symptoms. The specific braces can also be utilized at night and at the time of certain activities to control the inflammation around then wrist and minimize symptoms.
You will be provided with the strengthening exercises during pregnancy that improves stability along with the hands on therapy that can realign the pelvis and reduce pain.
Our prenatal physiotherapists helps to relax and prepare woman for childbirth while the physical changes to a woman’s body related to pregnancy are also within the scope of physiotherapy to relieve problem arising throughout pregnancy and post pregnancy.