How can physiotherapy assist you during and after pregnancy?
There are many changes that occur during pregnancy that can affect joints, muscles, connective tissue, etc. Physiotherapists are highly-qualified to treat any aches and pains that often occur during pregnancy. They are also able to assist in recovery following childbirth by prescribing specific exercises and treating any musculoskeletal dysfunction that occurs as a result of childbirth.
Are services at Blossoming Bellies covered under private health insurance?
Yes, consultations are treated as a normal physiotherapy consultation and are thus covered under private health insurance.
What is ‘Rectus Diastasis’?
Rectus Diastasis refers to widening of the connective tissue of the superficial abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy. Normally, the abdominal muscles stretch naturally to accommodate for the growing baby but unfortunately sometimes the connective tissue stretches (and sometimes tears), leading to rectus diastasis. This separation can affect the ability of the abdominal muscles to stabilise the spine and pelvis, therefore it is important to have your abdomen assessed as soon as your baby is born.
What is ‘Real-time Ultrasound’?
Real-time ultrasound is a radiological tool used by health practitioners to gain images of different structures in the body. Real-time ultrasound is used in obstetrics to assess the growing foetus. Physiotherapists specifically use ultrasound imaging to accurately assess a patient’s ability (or lack of ability) to contract specific muscles, such as the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles. This tool provides more accurate assessment of the activity of these muscles. Ultrasound imaging is useful in assessing muscle control of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in pregnant women and new mothers.
WE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE CARE AND EDUCATION TO ALLOW WOMEN TO ENJOY THE PREGNANCY JOURNEY