Pregnancy and childbirth are wonderful stages in each woman’s life. However, this puts your body in a lot of stress and strain. Every task no matter if it is sitting, walking, climbing stairs, picking something becomes even more difficult during pregnancy.
It is important that you are in good health to carry a child inside you and also during the labor.
If you are looking forward to how to maintain your health condition during and after pregnancy the physiotherapy would be an ideal option.
So for all the expectant mothers and women who are in their postpartum period, here are few physiotherapy facts that would benefit you.
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a physical therapy which is recommended for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It aims at treating problems related to muscle, bones, and joints, as well as the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous system. Mostly physical therapy occur in the form of exercises, massages, and heat treatment.
Physiotherapy During And After Pregnancy
Pregnancy affects the daily functioning of women. Women’s’ bodies are subjected to physical and hormonal changes before and after delivery. Most of the women experience musculoskeletal discomfort during and after pregnancy. With the help of physiotherapy, women can help their body for an easier delivery and recovery process. They can use the methods to maintain proper fitness.
The physiotherapy techniques help pregnant women get relief from the following conditions:
- Lower back pain caused due to shift in mother’s center of gravity as the baby grow
- Neck pain and headache caused due to posture change
- Tightness and pain in the heel
- Pain in the arms due to increase in chest diameter
- Leakage of the bladder due to strain in pelvic muscles during and after pregnancy
- Back pain due to abdominal walls stretching and contractions
How Does Physical Therapy Work?
Physiotherapy programs are designed in such a way to treat the needs of expectant mothers and women during the postpartum period. They are recommended with exercises after a detailed assessment of their body condition. During the evaluation in physiotherapy the analysis is based on the following:
- Mobility of joints
- Sensation testing
- Muscle strength and balance
- Functional limitations
In the physiotherapy session, women’s tend to learn techniques such as
- Pain management for pain relief
- Exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility
- Exercises to rectify posture and body imbalance
- Relaxation training for stress relief
- Sleeping positions
- Postpartum rehabilitation
Once all these techniques are acquired by you, your physiotherapist would help you in incorporating them into your daily exercises.
Even after the childbirth a physiotherapist can help you safely get back to do things that you would love to like cycling, swimming, marathon, etc. Physical therapy during and after pregnancy can enhance your body to have a smoother birth and postpartum care. Physical therapy is not only used for recovering from pregnancy, it can be used to lessen the strain during pregnancy.
If you are an expecting mom it is important for you to seek the help of an experienced physiotherapist from Ankura hospitals, as we can make your pregnancy experience a more positive one.
About The Hospital:
Ankura is a chain of Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. Set up in the year 2011 in KPHB, near Hitech Railway Station, the Ankura Hospitals family has today spread its wings to Secunderabad, Khammam, and Vijayawada.