23. March 2018
Are you worried about your ‘mummy tummy’? A common cause for this is diastasis recti - separation of your upper abdominal muscles. Some separation of these muscles occurs naturally during pregnancy to make room for the baby. As the uterus grows and hormonal changes relax connective tissue, most women will have some degree of separation towards the end of their pregnancy. Following pregnancy, it is normal for the separation to be as large as 2cm at the belly button level. A space of more...
01. March 2018
Neck pain is one of the most common postpartum complaints because mothers spend so much time seated, leaning forwards, and gazing down at their baby during feeding sessions. Unsuitable feeding positions, sustained over a prolonged period of time, puts strain on the neck - causing pain, nerve pressure and muscle strains. Here are some top tips to avoid neck pain while feeding your baby: Sit in a supportive chair While a soft couch is tempting, try to sit in a more supportive, upright chair to...
15. February 2018
Following on from my previous blog, I wanted to answer some FAQs we’ve received at Future Physiotherapy about how a physiotherapist can help you after the birth of your baby. What is the role of a women’s health physiotherapist? A women’s health physiotherapist can help with issues related to: Pregnancy Birth Postpartum care Managing your baby These issues commonly include pain and instability in the lower back, hips, groin and hands, as well as pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence....
15. December 2017
Carrying and delivering a baby has a significant impact on a woman’s body, and many mothers have ongoing problems with their pelvic floor, their abdominal muscles, or their back, many months after giving birth. Specialised advice is so important to ensure you’re on the right track to a full recovery. Whether you think your problem is big or small, it’s important to address it now, to prevent further problems later on in life. Here are some common issues that a Physiotherapist can help you...
08. December 2017
If you’re a woman, you will have heard the words ‘pelvic floor’ uttered to you at least once, if not multiple times. Every time you attend a healthcare appointment, you hear the question ‘Are you doing your pelvic floor exercises?’. So what’s the big deal? Why is everyone so obsessed with the pelvic floor? Todays blog is talking about the importance of doing your pelvic floor exercises CORRECTLY. Because, just like anything, there is no point in doing it wrong. It’s just not going...
01. December 2017
It’s an unfortunate statistic that the majority of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. As a woman, it’s more likely than not, you will experience it while you are pregnant or at some stage during the post-natal period. And when you think about it, it’s not all that surprising! Our ligaments are stretched to the point where they can no longer help to support us, we’re carrying extra weight, especially around our middle, and we are putting the baby first which makes...
24. November 2017
Hi, and welcome to Future Physiotherapy! I’m so excited to be sharing my new business with the women of London. The idea of Future Physiotherapy first came about when I had my child nearly two years ago. As a first time mother, I was constantly looking to others for advice about every topic related to motherhood, however I found there was limited advice around the safe return to exercise. I’m talking about real, evidence based guidelines that you can trust. There is so much conflicting...