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  • Physiotherapy | Pregnancy
  • 02.02.24

5 reasons you should see a physio after childbirth

Congratulations! Bringing a new life into the world is a beautiful experience, but it also brings about many unique physical changes for mothers. At Grace Private, our dedicated women’s health physiotherapists on the Gold Coast are huge advocates for your well-being and believe in taking a holistic approach to looking after new mothers after childbirth.We had a chat with Debra Miller and Elle Pidgeon to discover five important reasons to make an appointment during the postpartum period. 

To access comprehensive postnatal care

Our experienced Grace Private physiotherapists support women with a range of pregnancy-related conditions. Our specialised support encompasses relief for aches and pains, six-week postnatal check-ups, guidance for the gradual return to exercise and sports, attention to pelvic floor concerns, management of abdominal muscle separation, and assistance with bladder and bowel issues, including mastitis support.

To improve pelvic floor health

Our physiotherapists Debra Miller and Elle Pidgeon possess qualifications in pelvic floor health, enabling them to address a wide range of concerns, including incontinence, feelings of urgency, frequent toilet visits, bowel issues and prolapse management. 

They can also offer valuable advice and education before and after gynaecological procedures. This specialised knowledge ensures a comprehensive and targeted approach to pelvic floor rehabilitation after childbirth. 

To address pelvic pain management

When overactive pelvic floor muscles cause discomfort, our experienced physiotherapists can help you get relief. Whether you’re experiencing pain with intercourse or tampon use, abdominal or pelvic pain, period-related discomfort, or bladder and bowel pain, our physiotherapists are equipped to address and help reduce these issues.

To receive tailored exercise and return-to-sport guidance

Regaining strength and returning to physical activities after childbirth requires a strategic and personalised approach – because every woman is different. Grace physiotherapists offer expert advice on safely resuming exercise and sports postpartum, ensuring a gradual and effective transition that prioritises your physical well-being.

To take a holistic approach to your well-being  

Even if you don’t have any specific concerns, our physiotherapists at Grace Private can help you as a new mother. By understanding the physical and emotional aspects of the postpartum journey, they will provide compassionate care that goes beyond alleviating symptoms, aiming to empower you to restore function and achieve overall wellness after childbirth. 

Book an appointment today

You don’t need a referral to visit a Grace Private physiotherapist, you can book an appointment online. 

Embark on your postpartum journey with confidence, knowing that Grace Private’s women’s health physiotherapists are dedicated to supporting and guiding you through this transformative period. Whether you’re navigating the joys of motherhood or addressing specific postnatal concerns, our physiotherapy team is committed to empowering you on your path to postpartum well-being.

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