What are the common problems you may face during pregnancy?
Back and pelvic girdle pain
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Painful muscle cramps
Increase in water retention leading to swelling and nerve compressions like carpal tunnel syndrome
Restless leg syndrome
Uterine ligament pain
Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
Increase in joint laxity and joint ranges
Drop in the pelvic floor leading to pelvic floor dysfunction
Postural malalignment and gait dysfunction
Why physiotherapy in pregnancy?
Physiotherapy is needed during pregnancy for the following reasons:
Prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems that comes with pregnancy.
Promotion of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy.
Postural and ergonomic advice.
Preparation for labour
Teaching relaxation techniques.
Maintenance of optimal physical fitness.
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