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Pre & Post Natal | Physique Physio (Leeds)

Pregnancy related pelvic pain pre-natally - infographic


  • Birth preparation
  • Acid Reflux
  • Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Back Pain (including coccyx & sacrum)
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Flatten stomach and specific strengthening
  • Pelvic floor release and specific strengthening
  • Tear & episiotomies scar release
  • Pudendal nerve entrapment
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • De'Quervain's
  • Prolapse (uterus/bladder/rectum)
  • Incontinence
  • Bladder/sexual dysfunction, including painful sex
  • Treatment and rehabilitation from gynae surgery, e.g. hysterectomy, pelvic floor repair
Specialist services: Birth Preparation, Visceral Mobilisations (organs, e.g. bladder & uterus), Mummy MOT and Return to Sport
Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation

During your appointment your Physiotherapist will complete a comprehensive assessment and treat your symptoms appropriately. We treat with a 'hands on' and holistic approach to optimise healing and improve the way you move as quickly as possible.

Treatment techniques often address:

  • Pelvis, spine and whole body alignment and movement optimisation
  • Organ position and mobility including uterus, bladder and rectum (visceral mobilisations - external techniques)
  • Pelvic floor tone (release and strength)
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Nerve mobility
  • Scar tissue flexibility

Rehabilitation exercises may be prescribed to address areas identified in your assessment and may include:

  • Core stability
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Breathing retraining
  • And more...
Physiotherapy pre natal injury prevention/
birth preparation screen

To prevent injury during pregnancy and birth you can have a pre natal injury prevention screen and get advice on safe exercise through your pregnancy and how to prepare your body for optimal birthing.

It will assess areas such as:

  • Pelvis and spine alignment and mobility
  • Posture and muscle imbalance
  • Pelvic floor strength, length, function and tone
  • Breathing
  • Functional movement assessment and correction
  • Scars from previous births
  • Hip biomechanics

You will receive a written report summarising the findings of your screen and if necessary outlining recommendations to address dysfunctions. These may include:

  • Individualised pelvic floor strengthening
  • Breathing retraining
  • Stretches and or strengthening
  • Pelvis and spine mobility exercises

A follow up appointment will be arranged to teach the recommended exercises.

Physiotherapy Mummy MOT/ 6 week check

We recommend this for ALL women following child birth.

The Mummy MOT is a detailed post natal check that lasts 1 hour. It is ideally done at 6 weeks post birth but IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!!

Most women after giving birth have a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor which then creates instability and poor core strength. The result can be back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness.

To avoid any long term issues come early and have a Mummy MOT that includes;

  • Pelvic floor and tummy gap check
  • Assessment of any physical problems arising from pregnancy and birth
  • Recommendations of a bespoke post natal recovery programme, looking at posture, breathing and core activation

Advice on safe exercise is given as well as the best post natal exercises

Return to Sport

Ruth Cockerill, a mother of one, Ex International athlete and Pre & Post Natal and Sports Injuries Specialist Physiotherapist will be able to assess your needs for return to your chosen exercise and level you desire.

Ruth will take you through a treatment and rehabilitation process related to your situation, i.e. pre & post natal related conditions/dysfunctions, previous injuries, weaknesses post birth and requirements of your chosen sport/exercise.

Pregnancy Massage

Although this is provided in a clinical setting the skill level of Anna, our Physiotherapist and specialist myofascial release therapist makes up for it. Her massages find the areas of tension that are having knocked on effects on the rest of your body.

Anna works slowly and effectively putting you at ease and assisting your body to completely relax and restore normal body balance through pregnancy.

Pelvic Floor Health Check

Individual assessment, release and bespoke reeducation of pelvic floor tone & strength.

Who is it for:

  • If you've given birth or had gynae surgery
  • Recurrent low back/pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • and more
Love Your Pelvic Floor Workshop

Discover the flexibility and strength of your pelvic floor. You will be guided through a range of exercises to release and relax tension in the pelvic floor, and begin the process of increasing your control and dynamic strength.

A vital part of our bodies, which should be comfortable and strong; our pelvic floors have been ignored for too long.

  • Suitable for all women, from pre pregnancy through to post menopausal.
  • These workshops will be advertised individually - like our FB page to look out for them.

Our next workshops are on the following dates and times:

  • Monday 7th December 2015, 19.15-20.45
  • Tuesday 12th January 2016, 10-11.30
  • Wednesday 17th February 2017, 10-11.30