Pregnancy and Postpartum Physiotherapy

Pregnancy and Postpartum Physiotherapy Treatment

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life when her body is changing and growing to accommodate her new baby. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of discomfort and pain for many women. Thankfully, help is available in the form of pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy in Langley.

At Opal Physio, we understand the unique physical and emotional challenges women face during pregnancy and postpartum. Our specialized pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy treatment services are designed to help expectant and new mothers regain their strength, restore their confidence, and live pain-free.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Physiotherapy Treatment

Our experienced, skilled and compassionate team is dedicated to providing exceptional physiotherapy services for women during pregnancy and postpartum. Located in the heart of Langley, our clinic offers a warm, welcoming environment for expectant and new mothers seeking personalized care and support during this transformative journey.

We offer a range of services tailored to meet the specific needs of pregnant and postpartum women. We aim to help you feel your best during this special time in your life.

We provide physiotherapy treatments for the following conditions:

Prenatal conditions:

Our prenatal physiotherapy services focus on helping women maintain optimal health and wellness during their pregnancy. We provide safe and effective treatments to address a variety of pregnancy-related conditions, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Swelling and circulation issues
  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Urinary incontinence during pregnancy

Postnatal conditions:

The postpartum period can present a unique set of challenges for new mothers. Our postnatal physiotherapy services are designed to help you recover from childbirth and return to your pre-pregnancy fitness level. We treat a range of postpartum conditions, including:

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary or bowel incontinence
  • Diastasis recti
  • C-section and perineal scar management
  • Postural issues related to breastfeeding and baby care
  • Low back and neck pain

Our Pregnancy and Postpartum Physiotherapy Services

Our experienced physiotherapists are trained in treating various pregnancy and postpartum-related conditions. We offer many services to help you maintain optimal health, strength, and well-being during this critical time.

Prenatal physiotherapy

  • Pelvic floor strengthening and re-education
  • Core stability and posture improvement
  • Pain management for lower back pain, sciatica, and pelvic girdle pain
  • Exercise prescription for safe and effective prenatal workouts
  • Preparation for labour and delivery

Postpartum physiotherapy

  • Rehabilitation for diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation and strengthening
  • Postnatal exercise prescription and guidance
  • Treatment for postpartum-related back, neck and joint pain
  • Support for C-section recovery

Pelvic health physiotherapy

  • Treatment for urinary incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain
  • Biofeedback and manual therapy techniques
  • Individualized pelvic floor muscle training programs
  • Core strength and functional re-training program

Pelvic floor rehabilitation:

A strong and healthy pelvic floor is essential for preventing and treating incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other pregnancy and postpartum-related issues. Our pelvic floor rehabilitation services include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle assessment and retraining
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Functional retraining and strength training
  • Education on proper body mechanics and breathing techniques
Pregnancy and postpartum exercises taught by the physiotherapist

Customized exercise programs:

We believe that regular exercise is vital for a healthy pregnancy and recovery. Our physiotherapists will create a customized exercise program specific to your needs and goals. This program may include the following:

  • Prenatal and postnatal stretching program
  • Strength training
  • Cardiovascular exercises
  • specific exercises for return to functional activities

Why choose us for pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy treatment?

Our physiotherapist can provide guidance on safe exercises, stretches, and postures to support the changing needs of your body during pregnancy and postpartum, here are some of the reasons you may consider seeking pelvic floor therapist guidance:

Expertise: Our physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in providing safe and effective treatment for pregnancy and postpartum-related conditions.

Personalized care: We understand that every woman’s pregnancy and postpartum journey is unique. We take the time to listen to your concerns and tailor our treatment plans to meet your specific needs and goals.

Well-equipped facility: Our clinic has the latest technology and tools to ensure you receive the best care and treatment.

Convenience: Our Langley location offers flexible appointment times, including evenings, to accommodate your busy schedule.

Supportive environment: We strive to create a warm, welcoming, patient atmosphere, ensuring you receive the highest quality care in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Ongoing support: Our team is committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being throughout your pregnancy and postpartum journey.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’re ready to experience the benefits of our pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy services, we invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions and help you take the first step toward a healthy, pain-free pregnancy and postpartum experience.

Our goal is to help you enjoy a healthy and active pregnancy and a smooth postpartum recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy is a specialized form of physio that focuses on women’s unique physical and emotional needs during and after pregnancy. It involves a range of treatments to help women regain their strength, mobility, and overall health.

Physiotherapy treatment during pregnancy addresses conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. It can also provide education on proper posture, body mechanics, and breathing techniques. Physiotherapy aims to promote a comfortable and healthy pregnancy.

Postpartum physiotherapy can help women recover after childbirth, to regain strength and mobility, and prevent any complications such as pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. It can also improve posture, address diastasis recti, and provide education on proper body mechanics for baby care.

Pregnancy and postpartum physiotherapy can treat conditions such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, diastasis recti, and scar management.

After giving birth, women can usually begin physiotherapy treatments six weeks later. But, the timing can change based on certain factors such as delivery method, medical history, and individual situation.

During pregnancy and postpartum, pelvic floor physiotherapy treatments focus on strengthening pelvic floor muscles, improving bladder and bowel control, reducing pelvic pain, and preventing pelvic organ prolapse.

Yes, physiotherapy can help with Diastasis Recti. It involves exercises to strengthen the core and abdominal muscles and improve their function and alignment.

Women should avoid any high-impact exercise training such as running, jumping, and heavy lifting during pregnancy and postpartum. They should also avoid exercises that puts excessive pressure on the abdominal muscles, such as sit-ups and crunches. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen during pregnancy.

Physiotherapy treatment sessions recommended for pregnancy and postpartum vary depending on the individual’s needs and circumstances. Typically, women may need 6-12 sessions of physiotherapy, but this can vary depending on their condition, severity and progress.

Yes, the physiotherapy treatment after childbirth may differ based on whether you had a vaginal birth or a C-section. Studies suggest that physiotherapy treatment after vaginal delivery may focus on strengthening pelvic floor muscles and promoting the healing of perineal tears or episiotomies.

In contrast, physiotherapy treatment may promote surgical incision healing and reduce pain and swelling around the incision area after a C-section. It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider or physiotherapist to determine the most appropriate course of treatment based on your individual needs.