Pre and Post-Natal care
Women have unique needs during pregnancy, and as a result need special attention. Roncesvalles Physiotherapy will offer pre-natal manual therapy for sacro-iliac pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and other aches and pains associated with ligamentous laxity. We also offer in-home acupuncture for those post 38 weeks of pregnancy to help prepare the body for labour, and promote labour for those post-term.
After giving birth, clients will benefit from an assessment of rectus diastasis and specific core retraining to ensure proper reshaping of muscles. A few sessions will help mothers post pardum feel more confident with returning to exercise. They may also need help with sensitive health issues such as blocked milk ducts and urinary incontinence (the latter may in some cases require referral to a specialist; screening for this need is important).