The Many Beneﬁts of Pre-Natal
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
It is no secret that having a baby is a life-changing event. Along with all the fantastic moments bringing a new life into the world, there are also many challenges. One of the critical aspects of post-natal recovery is ensuring your pelvic ﬂoor is healthy and functioning correctly. Pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy can help ensure a speedy and successful recovery, both pre-and post-natal.
If you are unfamiliar with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy we have a guide to what it is and how it can help you.
Your pelvic ﬂoor consists of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone. These muscles support the bladder and uterus and act as sphincters to control urinary and fecal incontinence. Unfortunately, pregnancy and childbirth can weaken and damage the pelvic ﬂoor muscles, leading to incontinence, pain during intercourse, and decreased sexual sensation.
Pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on strengthening and restoring function to the pelvic ﬂoor muscles. Pre-natal pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy can help prepare your pelvic ﬂoor for the stresses of childbirth.
Post-natal pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy can help speed up your post-natal recovery.
Beneﬁts of Pre-natal Pelvic ﬂoor Physiotherapy Include:
-Improved bladder control and reduced incontinence.
-Reduced pain during intercourse.
-Increased sexual satisfaction.
-Fewer issues with prolapse (when organs descend into the vaginal cavity due to weakened pelvic ﬂoor muscles).
Promote a Healthy and Safe Delivery
In addition to the beneﬁts listed above, proper care of your pelvic ﬂoor muscles can help ensure your baby’s healthy and safe delivery. A strong and well-toned pelvic ﬂoor can help reduce the risk of perineal tears and other childbirth injuries. It can also help you recover more quickly after delivery.
Pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy is an essential part of pre-and post-natal care and can make a signiﬁcant diﬀerence in your overall recovery. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, talk to your healthcare provider about pelvic ﬂoor physiotherapy. It may just be the key to a speedy and successful recovery.
Parents.com has an article on the best pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy.
Mount Sinai Hospital on pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy.
About the Author
Katja Bergin PT is a certified physiotherapist and one of the owners of Bergin Motion. Bergin Motion is a family-run Barrie Physiotherapy Clinic located in Barrie’s Southend. Katja specializes in pelvic floor physiotherapy. Katja works with women and men to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Katja is part of a team at Bergin Motion in Barrie, Ontario that works with all kinds of conditions.
About Bergin Motion
The clinic in Barrie specializes in orthopedic, neurological, and pelvic health disciplines.
Bergin Motion treats clients at their clinic and in the comfort of their home if they cannot travel to the clinic.
Located in the south end of Barrie, Ontario, the physio clinic boasts 9000 sq. ft., with seven treatment rooms and a fully equipped gym.