Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Low back pain during pregnancy is a common problem. Pain can be caused by hormonal and mechanical factors. During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through many changes, these include gaining weight, the increased release of hormones and the stretching and weakening of the abdominal muscles. This can affect posture and can place increased stress on the back.
- Physiotherapy can help to address these problems using:
- Postural re-education
- Core stability exercises
- Soft tissue massage
- Advice regarding activities/positions during labour
- Mobility exercises
- Back supports
Early diagnosis and treatment of back problems during pregnancy and following the birth of your baby can help to ensure a speedy recovery. Through a thorough assessment we can identify the cause of your low back pain and then formulate a treatment plan to relieve pain and to restore normal function.