Prenatal physiotherapy focuses on exercises especially designed for pregnant ladies to easily and safely perform during pregnancy. These exercises can provide a short or long-term pain relief as well as strengthen their bodies. Throughout the entire term of a pregnancy and even after a woman has given birth, these pre and postnatal exercises are crucial in ensuring she stays in the pink of health.. Prenatal exercises are an essential part of their pregnancy journey. When carried out by our team of expert physiotherapists at The Women & Children Centre, it can be extremely effective in facilitating a successful delivery and helping your body to recover quickly to full fitness following childbirth. Our highly trained women’s health physiotherapists will work in partnership with expectant women to achieve their desired goal.
Prenatal exercise programmes are vital to maintain expectant mother’s fitness level and for her to easily cope throughout her labour. These pre and postnatal exercises greatly reduces the potential for any complications during pregnancy and after childbirth such as low back pain, pelvic pain and reduced mobility.
Our women’s health physiotherapists at The Women & Children Centre have many years of experience in providing tailor-made physiotherapy programmes for expecting women to kickstart the active preparation for childbirth. Your body will undergo many changes during childbirth and physiotherapy is a great way to ensure the experience is as smooth and comfortable as it could possibly be.
Moreover, there are many advantages of prenatal exercises that can be obtained with a personalised physiotherapy programme designed by our team.
Postnatal physiotherapy encompasses exercises that are specifically carried out after childbirth to help mothers to quickly return to an active lifestyle in Singapore. It is also an effective means of reducing the chances of any post labour complications such as back pain or pelvic pain that can be a result of childbirth. Our specialist women’s health physiotherapists will give you a full assessment and offer you a personalised physiotherapy programme to help you continue a healthy lifestyle with your child after labour. Together, our pre and postnatal exercises that are tailored to your needs will ensure a smooth delivery & recovery process before, during and after for expectant mothers.
As much as we want it to be hassle-free and painless, all of us are aware that the pregnancy & the postnatal period will not always be a bed of roses. Our team understands that this can be a challenging and difficult time for mothers-to-be and we are here to help the process be as smooth-sailing as it can be. Due to the hormonal fluctuations, you may notice your pelvis widening, pelvic floor muscles coming under more strain, bowel movements slowing down, abdominal wall lengthening, rib cage expanding, and bathroom trips becoming more frequent. All these changes may result in discomfort and inconveniences that can be alleviated when you work with a women’s health physiotherapist.
There are a number of benefits of postnatal exercises which include:
Don’t suffer in silence and reach out to our team today. Our pregnancy and postnatal exercise specialists are passionate about working with expecting women to guide them to optimal recovery.
Dress in comfortable clothes that enable you to move comfortably so our team of pregnancy and postnatal exercise specialists are able to fully assess your condition and guide you through the physiotherapy process without you feeling any discomfort.
For a vaginal birth, pregnancy and postnatal exercise specialists recommend that you only need to wait for 2 days before getting started. However if you had a caesarean birth, they believe it’s best to wait 5 days. Naturally, if you feel any discomfort at all, halt all the exercises and see the physiotherapists at our clinic to get checked.
Postnatal exercise in physiotherapy has numerous important benefits such as:
The therapist (Maureen) was great. Very experienced, patient and caring, made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire 4 sessions I had with her. Will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs such therapy. The counter staff are very responsive, friendly and efficient. Understanding and prompt in accommodating requests to make changes to appointments. Prompt service and zero waiting time during all my 4 sessions there. Overall, excellent standard of care and service. Keep up the good work!
Thanks to physiotherapist Maureen’s patience, understanding and expert guidance, I was able to make significant progress in my condition over three sessions! Most of all, her empathy, assuring presence and listening ear helped me to feel understood, comforted and supported in my anxieties. Will fully recommend the clinic and Maureen as a wonderful community resource for women & children issues.
So far good experience. Dr Maureen is nice and friendly so I didn't feel awkward throughout. She's also knowledgeable and prioritize my comfort. The receptionist is pleasant as well. Overall, I feel cared for and safe to have my womanly issues treated at their clinic
I was referred by my gynac for my pelvic gridle pain. I have been working with Maureen and I'm super delighted with the way she has been handling my issue. She is extremely patient and explains well. I have been to physios earlier but never really seen satisfying results; this is the first time I feel it's worth it cause I'm able to see how it is making a difference. I still have a few sessions to go but I'm glad I signed up and I look forward to my appointments. There is no hard selling, and the reception staff is super warm and helpful. Overall, very good experience.
I’m happy with my overall experience consulting this clinic through Maureen. She educated me well about vaginismus and go through with me patiently with all the FAQs in my head. I’m progressing now with her guidance and support. Thank you.
I've been seeing Ms Maureen for my pelvic floor after birth and she has been great in showing me exercises to strengthen my weak pelvic floor after my third birth. Ms Maureen takes time to explain the anatomy to me which makes it easier for me to follow and excel the exercises. I always look forward to the appointments with her as she is also such an amazing person to chat with. Also, the ladies at the front desk are very friendly and approachable. Love coming to this clinic!
Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Very easy to make an appointment too. The physiotherapist is very knowledgeable and kind. Will definitely come back to complete all my sessions.
I was referred by my gynae to WACC and the physiotherapist, Maureen helped with the weakening of my pelvic muscles post delivery. Maureen is extremely knowledgeable and patiently explained the exercises that would help improve my condition. It has certainly helped and I can see improvement in strengthening the pelvic muscles.
Maureen was able to accommodate my urgent session and helped relieve my pain tremendously.
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