Post-natal / Post-partum Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Treatment

Post natal or post partum Physiotherapy involves treating conditions relating to having delivered your baby. This can include ongoing pelvic girdle pain or back pain or diastasis rectus (DRAM).

Other issues such as incontinence, soreness and pain from tears or episiotomy sites, prolapse or pain with intercourse also commonly occur after having a baby. Post natal Physiotherapy can help you to improve your symptoms by focussing on specific post natal exercises for your pelvic floor muscles, abdominal muscles and core exercises.

We use manual therapy techniques to treat joint pain or scar tissue tightness. Lisa (your pelvic health physiotherapist) has specific training to treat post partum ladies. Working within an NHS team of highly– qualified physiotherapists, has given Lisa excellent skills to specifically treat these conditions.

Pelvic Floor physiotherapy

Supervised pelvic floor exercises and specific advice is effective in treating urinary and faecal incontinence. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is recommended in the NICE guidelines for post-partum issues especially following a 3rd or 4th degree tear.

Any woman has had an instrumental delivery (forceps or Ventouse) or a 2nd degree tear should also be focussing on pelvic floor strengthening. Lisa can ensure you are doing these exercises correctly and effectively to resolve your problem.

Incontinence Treatment

Incontinence after having a baby is very common but not normal. All women should be able to recover fully. Doing supervised pelvic floor muscle exercises can resolve any leaking issues.

Other simple lifestyle changes and specific advice can make a big difference to your recovery. It is not normal to never be able to go on trampoline again!


Diastasis rectum (DRAM) is quite common following pregnancy. It is due to the stomach muscles being stretched during pregnancy and widening the area between the rectus (6-pack) abdominal muscles.

It is important to follow very specific advice and exercises when you have a DRAM to ensure the muscles recover properly. It can recover and the stretch or gap between the muscles can resolve. Your post-natal physiotherapist is well-trained to guide you in this recovery.

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Post-natal pelvic girdle or back pain occurs in 2-3% of ladies that have had pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy. Most ladies have resolution of their pain following delivery, but those who still have ongoing pain should seek help.

A pelvic health physiotherapist has specific training to treat this type of pain and aid your recovery following delivery. Manual therapy, exercises and self-help techniques are some of the treatments needed to ensure full recovery.

What to do next

Should you have any more questions relating to the above-mentioned conditions or treatment, please call LS Physiotherapy and ask for Lisa.

Lisa will talk you through your condition and the treatment required.

Please note:Your physiotherapist is not available to speak on the phone when treating patients, so please leave a message if the call is not answered. She shall return your call when she is able.

To book an appointment with your physiotherapist, please call 01908 6434333 or book online.

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