Pre and Post Natal Experts

Pelvic Floor, Diastasis Recti, Massage and Fitness

Pre and Post-Natal Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists with experience in pre and post natal physiotherapy can help with bladder, bowel or pelvic floor concerns during or after pregnancy as well as treat for any musculoskeletal pain you may develop during and after in your lower back, upper back or around the groin and pelvis.

Common issues experienced are loss of pelvic floor control, symphysis pubis pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica pain, rectus diastasis (splitting of abdomen), carpal tunnel syndrome (pins and needles in the hands) and dequervains (pain around the big thumb joint).

Pre-Natal Physiotherapy Services Offered by Health2u At Your Home

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Treatment to resolve any pain
  • Pre-natal Pilates
  • Pregnancy massage

Post-Natal Physiotherapy Services Offered by Health2u At Your Home

  • Abdominal muscle and pelvic floor retraining following birth
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Treatment to resolve any pain
  • Post-natal pilates
  • Post-natal fitness – more details on our FIT MAMA page
  • Breast massage and ultrasound when breastfeeding – unblock milk ducts, improve lactation and prevent development of mastitis
  • Post-natal massage and baby massage
  • Home Visit to assess different postures when looking after your baby to help prevent upper and lower back pain
  • Scar Tissue massage after cesarean section birth to reduce sensitivity and scar tissue adhesions

The Health2Mama Ultimate Recovery Session

Having become a mother herself Rebecca Aldridge put together the ‘Ultimate Recovery Session’ for mums after birth in the comfort of their own home.  This session is recommended soon after birth and lasts 2 hours including:

  • relaxing postnatal 1 hour massage for mum (click here for more info)
  • 20 min baby massage session including teaching mum basic massage techniques to carry out with their baby (click here for more info)
  • check for the presence of a diastasis recti (DRAM)
  • teaching and checking basic pelvic floor exercises
  • assessing the lifting, breastfeeding and carrying techniques of the mother and baby and advising how to prevent the onset of upper and low back pain, chest and shoulder pain

Recovery Session Cost – 250sgd for 2 hours

What to expect with pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is not just making your pelvic floor muscles stronger but also your abdominal muscles, back muscles, diaphragm and hip muscles stronger.  It also will look at your dietary habits and behavioural habits and retrain the body to allow it to work to its best form.

What Happens To Abdominal Muscles During Pregnancy – The Diastasis Recti?

More relaxin in pregnancy causes more relaxing of the muscles and they can separate during pregnancy.  In approximately 30% of pregnant women the 2 rectus abdominis muscles can separate known as the diastasis rectus.  A way to feel is to place 2 fingers above your tummy button and do an abdominal curl – if the 2 fingers can fit into a gap between the abdominal muscles it would be worth seeing a physiotherapist to have a check.  AVOID doing abdominal crunches and exercises in a plank position if suspect you may have one as will make your condition worse.

Can Physiotherapy Help Lactation and Prevent Mastitis When Breast Feeding?

Our physiotherapists are experienced in massage to help get unblock the milk ducts when breast feeding relieving pain, stopping mastitis from developing and improving milk flow.  They can also use ultrasound therapy locally on areas of blockage and laser treatment to reduce pain in the nipples.

Are you pregnant or have given birth and looking for pre or post natal physiotherapy in Singapore? Our physiotherapists can conveniently come and see you at your home or at our clinic in Telok Ayer. Just contact us via phone, email or whatsapp.

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Aneesa is a fully registered paediatric physiotherapist with 7 years of experience. She has vast experience dealing with children from infant to young adults with various needs and abilities. She has interned with KKH and worked closely with NUH in... Read More »

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