Ante-natal & Post-natal Services
At JYphysiotherapy we understand how pregnancy and motherhood can take its toll on your body and we offer tailor-made services focusing on how to return to fitness post baby.
We provide many different services for ante-natal and post-natal women in and around the Kingston and Surbiton area.
Ante-natal or during your pregnancy
• Physiotherapy for Pelvic Girdle Pain during pregnancy
• Physiotherapy for Low back pain
• Physiotherapy for pubic symphysis pain
• Physiotherapy for mid-back pain
• 1:1 Pilates for pregnancy
• Pregnancy Pilates Group Class
Pilates during pregnancy is a very effective way to continue exercising through to labour. Pilates focuses on breathing, gentle movements, maintaining good posture and flexibility which helps maintain your body and prepares you for labour. We can do an initial 1:1 assessment and take a medical history and we then assess your level and can either design you a home programme, or you can join in a suitable group class. All Pilates classes are run by Physiotherapists trained in APPI Pilates.
During these classes we take you through a routine involving mobility, control of movements, gentle strength work and relaxation breathing. The classes are designed to allow for your stage of pregnancy, and instructors are fully qualified so are aware of medical issues and exercise.
Advice on exercising during pregnancy
Often there is uncertainty on how much exercise one should be doing during pregnancy. There are many factors dependent on this and if you are not sure please get in touch.
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At JYphysiotherapy we see a good number of post-natal women who develop low back pain post pregnancy. This maybe because they had problems during pregnancy or perhaps before they fell pregnant.
Your Pubic symphysis is the front part of your pelvis. Pubic Symphysis pain in pregnancy can come about and the pain can be very uncomfortable for many women and can sometimes be very disabling.
It is estimated that 50% of women will suffer from either PGP or LBP during pregnancy. The good news is most will recover within 3-6 months. Following some general guidelines may help to reduce the symptoms. It is important to look at ways to control symptoms as they can become quite problematic as your pregnancy progresses. Discussing this with a therapist early can help to keep symptoms at bay.
During pregnancy, the outer layer of abdominals separates to allow for your baby to grow. Normally this returns gradually after birth but, if you have had a particularly forward bump, the separation can be greater than normal and therefore needs help to improve.