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Introduction 

 

Postnatal physio therapy rehabilitation plays an important role in promoting well-being and recovery of mothers after childbirth. Studies have shown that primipara mother (who give birth once / 1st child birth) were more likely to have perineal pain and mulitpara mother (who give birth >1) were more likely to have urinary incontinence problems.

Many physical changes, such as strain on the muscles during pregnancy and delivery, changes in body posture, and changes in muscle tone, can occur during the postpartum period in mothers. Theses changes can result in a variety of musculoskeletal problems that can affect their overall well-being.

 

 

Symptoms to take note of after delivery 

 

  • Diastasis recti abdominis (Tummy gap)
  • Weak pelvic floor muscle (Involuntary leakage of urine during coughing or sneezing or carrying heavy stuff)
  • Perineal pain or Symphysis pubis pain (Vaginal area pain)
  • Lower body pain or discomfort
  • De Quervain’s syndrome (Wrist pain, more specifically neart to the thumb area)

 

 

 

How physiotherapy can help?

 

Postnatal physiotherapy rehab provideds specially designed interventions to deal with these problems, improving mothers’ quality of life and regaining physical function. We can encourage the best possible recovery and provide sage exercise regimen tailored to your need to improve posture, regain strength, mobility, and confidence in your body after giving birth by emphasizing specific exercises, manual therapies, and educations.

 

 

Symptoms to take note of after delivery 

 

  • Core and abdominal muscle strengthening
  • Pelvic floor muscle activation and strengthening
  • Reduce pain at perineal area with electrotherapy modality
  • Home remedies advice
  • Ergonomic principle
  • Fatigue management

 

Prepared by:

Joy Tan Yi Yue

Your Physio Kepong

 

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