POSTNATAL CHECK- UP

A postnatal check up with a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist is recommended to all women 6 weeks postnatally- be it after natural delivery or Cesarean Section. The postnatal check-up aims to address queries and concerns new mums may have about changes to their bodies in the postnatal period, assess and treat symptoms such as incontinence and prolapse and facilitate a gradual return to exercise at a manageable level for you.

It is never too late to address your worries or concerns. So if you have had children many years ago and never received a physiotherapy assessment and feel you are experiencing symptoms or have some unanswered questions, it is never too late.

  • Just had a baby and not sure if you need to be seen by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist?
  • Unsure of how to do your pelvic floor exercises, how often to do them, or why they are important?
  • Not sure when you can return to exercise, sport or running?
  • Feel like things “just aren’t right” since giving birth but being told it’s normal?
  • Experiencing symptoms such as a heaviness in the vagina, leaking or concerned you may have a Diastasis Recti or “Tummy Gap”?

How we at Fox Physiotherapy can help you:

  • Listen to your worries, queries and concerns about your body and pelvic floor in the postnatal period
  • Assess any physical or biomechanical issues such as pelvic pain etc.
  • Assess pelvic floor strength and tone via internal assessment
  • Assess for Diastasis Recti and provide advice on management strategies for pressure management in the core cylinder
  • Provide a personalised exercise program
  • Work towards a gradual return to exercise and fitness in line with your own individual goals
  • Help you get back to doing what you love with your family and friends, without fear, pain or restriction