Specialist treatment during pregnancy for women in Cambridge

We offer physiotherapy for antenatal back pain, pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and symphysis pubis disorder (SPD).

The growth of your baby affects the way you move, alters your posture and stretches the muscles that normally support your back and pelvis.

So it’s quite common to experience some mild discomfort in the back or front of your pelvis or lower back during pregnancy.

If your symptoms are more severe, affecting your ability to continue with your normal daily activities, or persist for more than a week then it’s important to seek help as early as possible from a health professional specialising in antenatal care.

How treatment with a specialist physiotherapist can help during pregnancy

For the majority of women, getting the right advice and treatment early on resolves or significantly improves pain and will help you to manage better and remain active during your pregnancy.

Gentle ‘hands on’ physiotherapy treatment can help get stiff joints moving and release sore muscles to restore pain-free movement and improve alignment of your joints. A safe, targeted exercise programme to strengthen your abdominals and pelvic floor will support your bump more effectively, as well as improve your posture.

Relief from pain during pregnancy

Our women’s health physio, Henriette Valmestad, specialises in the assessment and treatment of pregnancy-related conditions at our Cambridge clinic including:

  • Back pain
  • Symphysis Pubis Disorder (SPD)
  • Pelvic Girdle pain (PGP)
  • Sacroilliac joint problems
  • Coccydynia (painful tailbone)
  • Rib or mid-back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Henriette offers a comprehensive assessment of your condition and will discuss with you the best treatment options to relieve your symptoms. She can advise on appropriate antenatal supports and ergonomics at work and home to help you manage better. Henriette is also a trained clinical pilates instructor and will teach you core strengthening exercises to support your bump as your baby grows.

The fitter you are able to remain during pregnancy, the faster your recovery after your baby is born. So whether your symptoms started during pregnancy or were pre-existing, don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your condition. Early treatment is the key.

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