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JUMP Physio Manchester - Womens Health

Physiotherapy for pregnancy and new mums

During pregnancy your body undergoes many changes. Many women experience aches and pains in their muscles and joints. Back, pelvic and hip pains are particularly common in pregnancy and are often caused by your changing shape, hormones and alternations to normal posture and activities. At Jump Physio we have an experienced Women’s Health Physiotherapist who has specialised in Obstetric Physiotherapy.

Pilates for Pregnancy and new mums
At Jump Physio we offer a low impact Pilates class specifically designed for pregnant women and new mums. The classes concentrate on exercise to strengthen abdominal and pelvic muscles during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Physiotherapy
The importance of pelvic floor muscle exercises is well recognised. By strengthening the pelvic floor muscle, bladder and bowel control can be improved and bladder urgency reduced.

Women can experience problems associated with pelvic floor muscle weakness at any age. However women are particularly prone to pelvic floor muscle weakness after childbirth when stress incontinence is very common (leaking on coughing/sneezing or physical exercise) and during and after the menopause when changes to vaginal tissues caused by hormonal changes can affect bladder control.

Pelvic floor muscle physiotherapy is aimed at women who have difficultly carrying out pelvic floor muscle exercises or who are experiencing difficulties with bladder and or bowel control or symptoms of a prolapse. Physiotherapy includes establishing that you can correctly contract the pelvic floor muscle followed by a progressive training program to improve the strength, endurance and co-ordination of your pelvic floor muscle. Treatment is tailored to your individual condition and is with Jump Physio’s specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

Other conditions treated:

  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Vulvodynia