We’ve all heard of physiotherapists, but what does a pelvic health, or women’s health as we can be known, physiotherapist do? Well…we are specialist in caring for women and men throughout their lives with any problems related to the pelvis, the pelvic floor, the abdominal wall, pregnancy, postnatal, menopause, prostate surgery, bowels, sex, prolapse….the list really does go on. However, we are most well known for caring for women during pregnancy and following birth.
There are many things we take for granted through our younger life, generally we live pain free, are active and with a pelvic floor that keeps us continent, allows us to have sex and fall pregnant. Then we hit pregnancy and for some a lot of this can change. So let’s find out how a pelvic health physiotherapist could help you through the stages from Bump, Birth & Beyond…
Pregnancy is often a real rollercoaster for us all, starting with a few months of feeling exhausted, sick, being sick, feeling anxious about whether all is ok with the baby and generally not sure of how to exercise, what is safe and feeling the changes start in your body.
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Binky asks bloss expert Clare Bourne – our bloss Pelvic Health Physiotherapist – all the questions YOU want to know about your pelvic floor postpartum. What are your top tips for a new mum after birth? What are pelvic floor exercises and why are they important? Why do we talk about waiting 6 weeks before […]
This video shows one part of the 6 week postpartum check that Clare Bourne carried out with Binky. They go through a series of exercises to give the green light for Binky to start some core exercises. In this video Clare checks Binky doing a double table top position, a knee hover, and full plank […]
Perineal massage is a great technique to help you prepare your body for birth. It is recommended that all women are educated about it, its benefits and how to do it. In this video Clare talks you through the technique so you can confidently start from 35 weeks of pregnancy. Always consult a medical professional […]