Pregnancy

Hormones associated with pregnancy are important in softening the ligaments to enlarge the pelvic outlet, which assists with a vaginal delivery. However, this softening of the ligaments can cause pelvic and low back pain for the pregnant woman and other musculo-skeletal problems can emerge through the pregnancy.  Urinary incontinence, prolapse and bowel problems are other common complicators associated with having a baby and starting early in pregnancy with good education about how to prevent and or treat these conditions can mean the pregnancy is more comfortable and less post-partum issues.

Treatment during pregnancy includes specific strengthening exercises to help with back and pelvic pain; a pelvic floor strengthening programme; bladder and bowel education; and advice regarding management of rectus diastasis (a separation of the abdominal muscles) common in pregnancy.

Sue Croft Physiotherapy has limited sizes in the SRC Recovery Shorts® to help rectus diastasis, pelvic pain and pelvic instability which are common during pregnancy and also post natally.

Recovery Shorts Pregnant

Recovery Shorts Pregnant

Recovery Shorts

Recovery Shorts

Sue also sells a range of maternity corsets and belts which your physiotherapist will fit you with to help with support.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy