Our Women's Health Physiotherapy department is lead by Claire-Anne Head. She specialises in the treatment of obstetric musculoskeletal conditions as well as urogynaecological conditions and pelvic floor dysfunctions including prolapses, urinary incontinence and sexual discomfort.
Pregnancy and Post Natal Care
Women's Health Physiotherapy, supporting you through a fitter healthier pregnancy.
Pregnancy can be a very exciting time but it can also be an uncomfortable one. Back and pelvic pain are very common at this time affecting up to 90% of women.
During your pregnancy your body releases the hormone relaxin which softens your ligaments. This allows for the body to accommodate your baby whilst aiding its natural delivery at the end of pregnancy.
The softening of these ligaments also means that your joints are less supported and as a result you are more susceptible to experiencing pain and discomfort.
See more at the Women's Health Physiotherapy unit website.