Postnatal Physiotherapy in Sheffield
Our WomanKind Postnatal Physiotherapy service in Sheffield is here to support women in the postnatal recovery for their pregnancy with any musculoskeletal issues you may be experiencing in a safe and comfortable environment.
What is Postnatal Physiotherapy?
Postnatal Physiotherapy is a specialised Physiotherapy Assessment for musculoskeletal issues relating to your recovery from pregnancy. The purpose of Postnatal Physiotherapy is to help you return to your normal lifestyle after the physical and hormonal changes your body experiences throughout and after pregnancy.
Who is Postnatal Physiotherapy for?
Our WomanKind Postnatal Physiotherapy is suitable for women 6-8 weeks postpartum depending on the recommendation of your consultant or the needs of your recovery.
Some cases can be seen sooner to make the most of your early recovery, for example to get your c-section scar checked or if you are struggling with pelvic pain.
If you are unsure, give us a call to check your suitability for our WomanKind Postnatal Physiotherapy.
How can Postnatal Physiotherapy help?
Our WomanKind Postnatal Physiotherapy service can help you by firstly providing you with an initial assessment and diagnosis of any pain or dysfunction you are experiencing, for example this could include Diastaisi Recti or pelvic pain.
Once we understand your symptoms, our specialised Physiotherapists can provide manual therapy, exercises to safely manage or other options to help correct the issues you are experiencing or relieve pain.
Our Postnatal Physiotherapy service also gives you the option to learn how to use home treatments like applying your own kinesiology tape which is used to relieve strain from painful areas by improving blood flow in the targeting area.
These options can also include mapping out a plan to get back to what you love, recovery from any injuries from your delivery, and most importantly embracing your body’s healing.
What to expect from your Postnatal Physiotherapy appointment?
When attending your first WomanKind Postnatal Physiotherapy appointment, it is important to be aware that it is more convenient if you can undress down to your underwear. However, if you don’t feel comfortable enough to do this, that is completely fine, we just ask you to wear something similar to a vest top and shorts so that we can assess you effectively.
During the appointment you will also be asked to perform a series of movements and will be examined in areas related to concerns. If you find any part of this to be too painful, our experienced Physiotherapists will work around your pains and symptoms using various supports and a modified assessment, so the session is tailored uniquely to you. You will never have to do anything that you’re not comfortable with.
With regards to Pelvic floor examinations, this tends to happen after the first appointment, unless there is a specific reason to do so. The examination takes place externally around the groin and bottom. hence why appropriate clothing is needed. All of our Physiotherapists are professionals so please don’t feel uncomfortable because you are in safe hands.
If you feel that you need a chaperone then that is something that can be organised. Usually, throughout the assessment of your pelvic floor, we will examine you laying down initially, but it is possible that we will ask you to change positions e.g. standing up, or a squat. Depending on the outcome of our initial assessment we may need to liaise with your consultant or GP but none of this will be done without your consent first.
At the end of your first Postnatal Physiotherapy appointment, you will leave with a bespoke management plan including strategies to reduce symptoms and rehabilitate you back to your desired level of activity.
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