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Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey, but it also brings significant changes to a woman’s body. Postpartum recovery is a crucial phase where new mothers need to focus on healing and regaining their strength. One of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of this recovery is pelvic floor physiotherapy. This specialized form of therapy plays a vital role in helping women recover from childbirth.

Why Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is Essential Postpartum

1. Prevention and Treatment of Incontinence

One of the most common postpartum issues is urinary incontinence. This condition occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are weakened and unable to support the bladder adequately. Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps in strengthening these muscles, reducing or even eliminating incontinence. Through targeted exercises and techniques, new mothers can regain control and prevent long-term issues.

2. Recovery from Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse happens when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position due to weakened support structures. This can cause discomfort, pressure, and other complications. Pelvic floor physiotherapy provides exercises and strategies to support and lift the pelvic organs back into place, significantly improving the condition and preventing further prolapse.

3. Improved Sexual Health

Postpartum changes can affect a woman’s sexual health, leading to pain or discomfort during intercourse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses these issues by improving muscle tone and elasticity, enhancing sexual function, and reducing pain. This therapy helps new mothers regain confidence and enjoy a healthy sexual life.

4. Alleviation of Pelvic Pain

Many women experience pelvic pain postpartum due to the strain and trauma of childbirth. Pelvic floor physiotherapy includes pain management techniques and exercises to alleviate this pain. A tailored therapy plan can help reduce discomfort and promote faster healing.

5. Support for Emotional Well-being

The physical benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy extend to emotional well-being. Dealing with postpartum issues can be stressful and impact a new mother’s mental health. By addressing and resolving these physical concerns, women often experience improved mood, reduced anxiety, and a greater sense of well-being.

When to Start Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

It’s recommended to begin pelvic floor physiotherapy as soon as possible after childbirth, but it’s never too late to start. Many women benefit from therapy even years after giving birth. Consulting a healthcare provider or a specialized pelvic floor physiotherapist is essential to create a personalized plan based on individual needs and recovery status.

Finding the Right Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

When seeking pelvic floor physiotherapy, it’s important to find a qualified and experienced therapist. Look for professionals who specialize in women’s health and have specific training in postpartum recovery. Recommendations from healthcare providers, online reviews, and personal referrals can help in finding the right therapist.

If you are a postpartum patient looking for specialized care, consider booking an appointment with Physiomobility. Their team of experts is dedicated to helping new mothers recover and thrive through personalized pelvic floor physiotherapy plans. Call ust today at 416-444-4800 or email us at reception@physiomobility.ca!

 

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Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.

Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.

We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours. 

The Physiomobility Team