With pregnancy, the body experiences many changes, including postural adjustments, increased load on the pelvic floor, and stretching and thickening of the ligaments. Changes such as these can cause back pain and pelvic floor issues. Muscle weakness may also lead to urinary incontinence and difficulty activating core muscles. Though these are some of the more unpleasant parts of pregnancy, prenatal and postnatal treatments can help your body better prepare for the journey ahead. At The Running Physio, we integrate techniques such as registered massage therapy pelvic floor therapy to help make your pregnancy and delivery process as smooth as possible.
During the delivery process, you may need to undergo a procedure that might result in a scar, such as a c-section or an episiotomy. These can cause restrictions in the myofascial (create link to myofascial or manual therapy page) system of the body. Our Toronto physiotherapy practice uses specific myofascial and scar-release techniques to eliminate these restrictions and prevent your myofascial system from being further compromised.
Some women might also suffer from diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation. Diastasis recti can interfere with the strengthening of the abdomen muscles and cause the belly to “pooch.” Our therapists use the latest evidence-based clinical knowledge in the field to identify and treat this condition.
The Running Physio can help mothers deal with pre- and post-natal pains as their bodies experience the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. Our Toronto physiotherapists will also help in addressing any problems that may arise during this time.
You don’t need to suffer before or after delivery. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll create a plan to help you along your pregnancy to help with your pain. By including physiotherapy in your prenatal and postnatal care, you can be better prepared for one of the biggest challenges in a woman’s life: delivering and caring for a baby.