New Mum check-ups now available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital

19 December 2018

We're pleased to be able to offer new Mum check ups with our Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist, Lissie Calnan.

Pregnancy, child birth and motherhood is a wonderful thing but can be hard work for the body. During pregnancy a woman’s hormones, posture, muscles, joints and ligaments all change and adapt to allow a baby to grow. When the body has to rapidly change, imbalances and over loading of different joints and muscles can cause pain, reduced stability and control or other symptoms such as pelvic floor weakness.

The New Mum check-up with a Women’s health physiotherapist is designed to give a holistic assessment for post-natal mums. From 6 weeks postnatally, a physiotherapist will carry out an assessment of areas that might be troublesome in early motherhood. This will include a tummy check, Rectus abdominis diastasis pelvic floor assessment, pelvis and lower back assessment. The physiotherapist also can advise on how to return or start to exercise safely after pregnancy and discuss any other related problems or queries.

Pregnancy and early motherhood can be a hectic and busy time. There are a lot of lifestyle changes that can sometimes lead to women forgetting to look after themselves properly. Women need to care for themselves to care for their loved ones and a New Mum check-up is a good place to start. It is important to take time to recover well, not only for current health but for the future too!

To find out more, or to book an appointment with Lissie, please call 020 8337 6691 and ask for our physiotherapy department.

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