New Moms Can Recover Faster with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
We’ll provide you with the treatment you need to overcome post-partum related pelvic challenges.
Congratulations! You’re a new mom! It doesn’t get more exciting than that! As your days fill with the wonder and delight of your little one, you also need to be thinking about yourself, and how your body is recovering from your pregnancy and delivery.
Given the impact of the last nine months of your pregnancy, and the birth experience – whether it was a natural or assisted birth, or a C-section – your pelvic floor area has been affected. This includes the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues located between the hip bones and the sacrum, otherwise known as the tailbone.
It’s common to experience a number of pelvic floor issues related to your recent pregnancy and delivery. They can delay getting back to feeling your best, and sap the energy you need to care for your newborn.. But there’s help!
Steps to a faster recovery
Having the support of one of our pelvic floor physiotherapists can lead to a faster recovery. The physiotherapist will examine you, evaluate your pelvic floor muscles and determine whether they’re at the root of any post-partum symptoms you’re experiencing. If so, the physiotherapist will recommend the appropriate treatment.
Pelvic floor exercises help with urinary leakage – a common problem.
It’s very common for a new mom to experience urinary leakage, especially when engaging in active exercise. But even moderate movement like laughing, sneezing and coughing can cause embarrassing leakage. This problem does not always resolve itself with time. But the good news is that treatment is available through pelvic floor physiotherapy. Keeping the pelvic floor muscles strong is the key to bladder control.
At Stay Active Rehabilitation, a pelvic floor physiotherapist will assess the condition of your pelvic floor muscles and determine the right treatment for you. This might include Kegel exercises, which are designed to strengthen pelvic muscles.
Your physiotherapist will explain how Kegel exercises work, provide you with specific routines designed for your particular needs, and suggest how to make them part of your daily life. The beauty of these exercises is that you can do them in the gym or at home; but it’s important to follow the routine given you, and do them correctly, in order to use the right muscle groups. If you’re finding them too easy, you may not be benefiting from them, and need to make them more challenging. Your physiotherapist can guide you through this process, and help you make any needed adjustments.
We’re here to help!
If you want to restore your pelvic floor muscles to re-pregnancy level, and/or deal with any related post-partum issues such as urinary leakage, we invite you to sign up for a complimentary phone consultation with one of our pelvic floor physiotherapists at Stay Active Rehab.
Or give us a call us at (416) 634-0005.
We’ve redesigned our clinic and safety protocols to keep you safe. We follow strict COVID guidelines to prevent infection, including the use of proper protection equipment (PPE), rigorous ongoing disinfection, and limiting the number of clients who visit us at any given time.
Stay Active Rehabilitation provides virtual appointments: Virtual consultations are another option. One of our physiotherapists will be happy to work with you remotely, teach you the Kegel exercises that are right for you, and help you achieve the same benefits you would receive when visiting our clinic in person.
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