There are a number of conditions you may experience during your pregnancy, that may be eased, helped, improved or cured by seeing a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. The physical and physiological changes your body goes through during your pregnancy are phenomenal, and can affect women in many ways.

It can be problems physically (e.g. walking, moving, working, housework, lifting, sleeping), the presence of pain or suffering incontinence. It can be anxiety, emotional and psychological concerns. I want to help you on your journey to motherhood, and enable you to be the best you can be for yourself and for your baby.

There may be problems that you feel are ‘just normal for being pregnant’ – these problems can be very common, but aren’t necessarily ‘normal’, so I want to empower you to address any concerns you have. An assessment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist is often all you need to prevent problems getting worse. There is a wealth of evidence to support physiotherapy in the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, back pain and incontinence in pregnancy, so don’t put up with it!

Even if you aren’t experiencing any specific pain or problems, a Women’s Health Physiotherapist can advise you on safe exercise in pregnancy; where to start; how to pace yourself and how to maintain strength and fitness. There is a lot of evidence that health and exercise during pregnancy can prevent physical problems occurring, help to alleviate mood, prevent gestational diabetes and improve opportunities for an ‘Active Birth’ (reducing complications in labour and delivery). It can also improve your physical and emotional wellbeing whilst caring for your newborn post childbirth.

Please see the list of common symptoms or conditions many women experience in pregnancy and how physiotherapy can help you…

Back Pain in Pregnancy

Back pain in pregnancy is extremely common, and incorporates neck (cervical) pain, mid back (thoracic) pain, and lower back (lumbar) pain.

Back Pain in Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is very common in pregnancy. The carpal tunnel is a very narrow passage running through your wrist to your palm.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

DeQuervain’s Syndrome

In DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, you suffer with wrist and thumb pain. It is commonly known as ‘mummy thumb’. It is caused by inflammation of the tendons…

DeQuervain's Syndrome

Fitness, Health and Wellbeing

Here at Embrace Physio, we literally want to embrace everything about the changes to your body and lifestyle that pregnancy and motherhood bring.

Fitness, Health and Wellbeing

Urinary Incontinence in pregnancy

During pregnancy, many women experience at least some degree of urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine). The incontinence can be mild, infrequent or more severe…

Urinary Incontinence

PGP in Pregnancy

(Formally known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – SPD). PGP is the term used to describe the pain experienced in the front and back of your pelvis.

PGP in Pregnancy

Rib Pain

Rib pain, or rib flare, is a common problem that most likely occurs during the third trimester. It can occur on either side of the rib cage and in various areas.

Rib Pain

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. It starts in the lower back, runs down through the buttocks, branches down the back of the legs to the ankles and feet.

Sciatica

Pricing

New Patient
£55

  • 45 minutes

Follow-up
£40

  • 30 minutes

Other Services

Not found what you’re looking for? Please see our other services to see how we might be able to help you.

Postnatal

Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and continues to change postnatally. It is important to address any issues that occur at this time to help prevent problems later in life.

Postnatal

Gynaecology

No woman should have to suffer in silence, or go through problems alone however big or small. It’s not easy to seek help or treatment with such personal issues.

Gynaecology