Where you’re at now
You’re in pain but you don’t know what to do about it.
You’ve tried pain relief or seen other health professionals but nothing has changed and you want to feel heard.
You’re struggling on a daily basis and just want the pain sorted out.
The problems you have right now
You’re struggling to endure a day’s work and your worried it’s affecting your job.
Simple movements such as getting in or out of the car, getting dressed or even sitting or standing for long periods of time, are agonising.
You’re finding the pain is even affecting your sleep and you just can’t get comfortable for a much needed night’s rest.
What you need right now
You need a full in-depth consultation at The Physio Practice to help you figure out what’s going on. Followed by, hands on treatment and/or an individualised exercise programme to help you on your way to recovery.
The required course of action that will suit you is Pregnancy Physiotherapy
Our Pregnancy Physiotherapy treatment options will be specifically suited to help target your pain and problems. You will start to feel liberated and better in yourself to find the confidence to do the things you want to do.
Want to know more? Keep reading….
Pelvic Girdle Pain
At The Physio Practice, we believe that the sooner pregnancy related pain is identified and assessed, the better we will be able to help you manage your discomfort.
Around 1 in 5 women will experience pain or discomfort during pregnancy.
The pain a pregnant woman may feel is referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). PGP is an umbrella term which describes discomfort over the pelvic bone at the front, below your stomach and across your lower back.
Common symptoms of PGP:
- Standing on one leg during activities – e.g. climbing stairs, putting trousers or socks on
- Increased pain with walking
- Difficulty moving your legs apart – e.g. getting out of a car or bath
- Turning in bed
- Sitting for long periods of time
- Increased pain in areas highlighted in red – see diagram below
The presence of one or more of these symptoms will warrant an assessment by your physiotherapist at The Physio Practice to make a diagnosis of PGP. Once PGP has been established, your physiotherapist will prescribe appropriate exercises, management strategies and other treatment options.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition in pregnancy. CTS occurs when there is increased pressure on a nerve in your wrist (carpal tunnel), caused by a build-up of fluid. You may experience numbness or a tingling sensation in your hands and fingers.
Symptoms may come and go but are often worse at night. In more severe cases, the hand can also feel weak or clumsy.
If CTS is suspected, a physiotherapy assessment will be necessary for you. Exercises, guidance on using hand splints, and essential advice may be key to helping you manage your symptoms.
How we will help
On your first visit to the Physio practice we will sit with you and discuss the main areas of your pain.
A physical examination will also take place to determine the cause of your pain and how best to approach treatment. Please allow 60 mins to attend the clinic and ample time to park. Please bring your antenatal notes with you.
Following your physical examination, you will be treated with tailored advice and exercises to help you manage your pain on a day to day basis. We may also provide you with a maternity belt/bandage to help support your bump and back.
Further treatment options such as manual therapy, soft tissue massage, taping, antenatal pilates classes and dry needling may also be suggested as part of your treatment programme – we will talk you through these treatment options at your appointment.
We will review you as required. A follow up session is an integral part of your treatment programme as your needs and condition may alter as you go further into your pregnancy.
We’d love to help you on your journey through pregnancy and to make your experience of bringing life into the world more pleasant. So, give us a call today and be treated by our friendly and knowledgeable physiotherapy team.
The Physio Practice:
17c Woodstock Road