What To Know

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Physiotherapy in Vancouver

A woman’s body undergoes many changes as she progresses through her pregnancy and the birth of her child. The gradual baby growth, the steadily increasing weight, the decreasing exercise and the hormonal changes all slowly take increase the load on the musculo-skeletal system. This can lead to pain, muscle weakness, incontinence and swelling affecting normal function and making life uncomfortable.

Common Pre-/Post-Natal Issues:

  • Low back pain
  • Sacro-iliac joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pelvic floor weakness/Urinary incontinence
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postural changes
  • Rectus abdominus diastasis

Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy is a great way to address these Women-specific issues of pregnancy. Our Dunbar Physio and Massage Therapists work to alleviate the painful symptoms, strengthen the body and minimise the recurrence of injuries so you can stay active during your pregnancy and into motherhood.

Treatments may include:

  • Manual Therapy; mobilisation, massage, muscle stretching
  • Acupuncture
  • Pelvic Floor Specific strengthening programs
  • Postural Re-education programs
  • Stretching & strengthening exercises

Of course, pre- & post- natal women may experience other musculo-skeletal issues through their pregnancy not related to the pregnancy. At Dunbar Physio, our therapists understand this, and they deliver safe and effective treatment for all issues during this special time. The clinic has a special 3 part cushioning system, the “bodyCushion”, to accommodate the changing shape of the abdomen allowing more comfortable and safe treatment sessions.


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