19 Apr

New Pregnancy, Post-natal & Women's Health Physiotherapy service launched at our Cardiff clinic

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with South Wales' leading Women’s health physiotherapist Gillian McCabe, to set up a Pregnancy, Post-natal & Women's Health Physiotherapy service at our Cardiff clinic.

Women’s health physiotherapy can improve the quality of women’s lives by empowering them to take control of their problems. In fact research-based evidence and government health guidelines recommend supervised pelvic floor muscle training as a first-line course of action to treat urinary incontinence.

 

What do specialist women’s health physiotherapists do?


The answer is, they can do a lot!

  • They treat pelvic girdle pain ante-natally and post-natally

  • Can make a big difference post-natally to your tummy gap (rectus diastasis), as part of the Mummy MOT.

  • Can help you return to sport and exercise post natally

  • Work with female athletes who may have a pelvic problem i.e. triathlete, CrossFit and running

  • Assess and treat urinary incontinence (urinary leak) successfully

  • Assess and treat a pelvic organ prolapse

  • See patients with bowel problems maybe post surgery, post-natally 

  • See very complex patients who have been referred for pain on sexual or sexual related problems

Watch this information video to meet our Specialist Women's Health Physiotherapist, Gillian McCabe who works at our Cardiff clinic...
 

What is the Mummy MOT??

Most women after having had a baby, have a weakness in either the tummy or pelvic floor, which then creates instability and poor core strength. The result causes back pain, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel weakness. To avoid any long term childbirth related complaints come early and get your tummy gap and pelvic floor tested – then start an optimal postnatal core restoration programme.

The Mummy MOT is a 6 week physio led service focusing on:

  • Tummy gap

  • Pelvic floor function

  • Pelvic and low back check

  • Posture

  • Breathing

    Mummy MOT Womens health physio Cardiff

The Mummy MOT identifies muscle imbalances through the initial assessment. These imbalances are then addressed with a restorative exercise program, aimed at regaining stability and allowing optimal function. The system uses Swiss balls, rollers and theraband to help activate the important stabilising muscles as past of a specilaised rehab program.

 

If you have any questions or want to know more about this service, read more here

New Pregnancy, Post-natal & Women's Health Physiotherapy service launched at our Cardiff clinic

New Pregnancy, Post-natal & Women's Health Physiotherapy service launched at our Cardiff clinic in conjunction with Gillian McCabe

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