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Antenatal Physiotherapy

What are the common problems you may face during pregnancy?

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Headache

  • Back and pelvic girdle pain

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Coccydynia

  • Painful muscle cramps

  • Increase in water retention leading to swelling and nerve compressions like carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Varicose veins

  • Sciatica

  • Chondromalacia patellae

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Uterine ligament pain

  • Gestational diabetes

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping

  • Increase in joint laxity and joint ranges

  • Drop in the pelvic floor leading to pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis

  • Diastasis recti

  • Diastasis pubis

  • 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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