Pregnancy and pelvic floor
A new birth leads the body towards various changes. These changes are painful for the female body and may cause certain malfunctions.
Seventy-one per cent (71%) of the female population unfortunately does not know that childbirth increases the risks of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
If you notice the following problems after childbirth, contact the pelvic floor rehabilitation specialists of Athens Rehab for immediate treatment:
The most common malfunctions are the following:
Pelvic rehabilitation during childbirth, but also after it, can prevent all possible future problems.
Every woman who gives birth should have at least one pelvic floor rehabilitation session to prevent future problems and get more prepared for her next pregnancy.
At Athensrehab we are able to implement a personalized treatment program to effectively deal with the above-mentioned problems that arise, and to support your return to your normal everyday life as soon as possible!
We can help you control the discomforts and complications that occur before and after the birth of your child.
The body’s adaptation to pregnancy can prove challenging, which is the reason why we, at Athens Rehab, are committed to facilitating every physical change that happens to your body.
How we can we help you
At Athensrehab we can help you control the discomforts and complications that appear before and after the birth of your child. We have the experience, passion and training to meet a patient’s needs during and after pregnancy.
We are the only ones in Greece who have international PRPC pelvic floor physical therapy certification and many years of experience in these specialized treatments in Greece and America.
Contact Athens Rehab to ask any questions or to schedule an appointment. Call 210 7223070 or fill out the contact form.
Prenatal physical therapy
Prenatal physical therapy can reduce complications during and after labor.
Good pelvic floor health is a top priority. It helps prevent the aforementioned problems as well as preventing the need for episiotomy.
It is worth mentioning that in France every new mother is automatically referred to a specialized physical therapist for a few preventive visits before and after birth.
Pelvic floor restoration helps prevent the problems mentioned above as well as the need for an episiotomy.
Complications of episiotomy
- Painful contact
- Lumbar spine pain
- Urinary incontinence due to pelvic muscle strain
- Strain of the rectus abdominis muscle
- Colon dysfunction
- Pain of the sciatic nerve, hip, sacrum, coccyx, symphysis pubis or tailbone
- Urinary urgency and frequency
Clinical trials have shown that perineal massage is effective in reducing tearing during labor. Our goal is to help prevent perineal tears during birth and prevent the need for episiotomy.
We design treatment and exercise programs for each patient, following the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for the period during and after pregnancy.
We focus on both preventive care and specialized rehabilitation in case of musculoskeletal problems before and after childbirth.
Physiotherapy can drastically improve recovery time after childbirth.
In many countries, pelvic floor physiotherapy assessments are mandatory for postpartum women for the detection of any existing damage and repair and for the prevention of future complications secondary to pregnancy and childbirth.
At Athens Rehab we evaluate and correct diastasis recti (separation of the rectus abdominis that usually occurs during pregnancy). Dysplasia is the leading cause of pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence, low back pain, and pelvic and organ prolapse.
Women who have undergone caesarean section may develop pain and/or postoperative dysfunction. Caesarean section can cause connective tissue problems and create myoperitoneal activation in the abdominal muscles. We will eliminate these activation points with manual treatment techniques and acupuncture.
If you notice the following symptoms after childbirth, you can come for an assessment at Athens Rehab:
How can the pelvic floor be restored after childbirth?
At Athens Rehab we know that all new mothers should be evaluated by a specialized pelvic floor physical therapist, ideally 1-2 months after giving birth. Of course, even if this time has passed, it is not too late to consult a specialist!
Let our experts with advanced certification in pelvic floor physiotherapy help you. Contact Athens Rehab with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
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