Pregnancy & Postpartum


Neutral Bay Physiotherapy offers treatment for a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Conditions including but not limited to: 

Common Pelvic Floor Complaints Treated:

  • Awareness of prolapse or a vaginal “fullness”
  • Leaking from the bladder or bowel
  • Pelvic floor muscle weakness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urgency with needing to pass urine, or passing urine frequently during the day or night
  • Pelvic and perineal pain
  • Faecal urgency of incontinence
  • Pre and post gynaecological surgery

 

If conditions are related to the pelvic floor, bladder or the bowel, an internal examination may be required to give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Your Women’s Health Physiotherapist will discuss this with you during your appointment. It is okay to be menstruating when having your internal assessment. We do not do an internal examination during the first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Pelvic pain (sacro-illiac joint or pain in the pubic bone)
  • Coccyx pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain 
  • Thoracic (chest) and rib pain
  • Back and hip pain
  • Abdominal muscle separation following pregnancy
  • Carpal tunnel, wrist/thumb pain or elbow pain
  • Non-infective mastitis or blocked ducts

We run regular Mum’s and Bub’s classes, as well as pregnancy classes, which focus on developing strength to help the body cope with the immense changes that occur during pregnancy and early motherhood. These classes are specifically designed to strengthen pelvic floor, core, gluteal muscles, improving stomach separation, as well as strengthening your arms and legs in preparation for your growing baby! All of our instructors are Pilates trained physiotherapists and have done further postgraduate training in the field of Women’s Health.