Pregnancy pains

Physiotherapy can relieve some of the most common pain woman experience during pregnancy.

More than two thirds of pregnant woman have lower back pain and nearly a fifth feel pain in the pelvic area. In a Cochrane review (of 26 trials including 4000 woman) Physiotherapy was found to relieve both back and pelvic pain more than usual care alone. Manual/hands on therapy, exercise and education were all found to be beneficial.

If you have pain in your low back or pelvis and are pregnant have an assessment with your midwife as soon as possible to ensure that it does not require urgent attention  – it could be that Physiotherapy may be of benefit to you.



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