Postnatal Physiotherapy Penrith
If you are seeking postnatal physiotherapy services in Penrith and Greater Western Sydney, our team of experienced physiotherapists is here to help.
Return To Your Best After Your Birth
Restore Your Body & Renew Your Confidence With Postnatal Physiotherapy
Our experienced team of Women’s Health physios are here to support and guide you to recovery. We help women across Penrith, Blue Mountains and Western Sydney with their birth recovery.
From new mums to experienced mums, addressing any post partum issues early will help you recover faster and get you back to being you.
We can help with a range of post partum conditions from pelvic floor assessments and recovery,
How Can We Help You?
Pelvic Floor Muscle
Some parts of the pelvic floor have to stretch 2-3 times their normal muscle length to deliver a baby! We can assess your pelvic floor and help your recover after birth.
If you have had a caesarean delivery or have been told you have an abdominal muscle separation, we can help you with this recovery through a tailored assessment and treatment plan.
Mastitis & Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding isn't always easy. Blocked ducts, tenderness and inflammation can lead to complications. We can support you throughout the process of breastfeeding.
Postnatal Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Check
Recommended at 6 weeks after birth for all women who have had a vaginal delivery. Especially important if your baby was over 4kgs, you pushed for nearly 2hrs, or you had forceps.
We know that if you are still leaking 3 months after the birth of your baby and you don’t start a proper supervised pelvic floor exercise program, it is highly likely you will still be leaking when your baby goes to school! You definitely won’t be winning the parent egg and spoon race at the kindy sports carnival because nobody can run fast with their legs crossed!
We also know that there is a particular injury called a puborectalis muscle avulsion that can occur at the time of vaginal delivery. Put more simply, this is a tear of part of the pelvic floor muscle from its pubic bone attachment. It remains invisible to the eye, is not necessarily symptomatic at the time, but it doubles the risk of a bladder prolapse and/or uterine prolapse over a lifetime. A post-partum pelvic floor assessment will reveal whether you have this injury and may lead to safer exercise and loading choices, perhaps reducing the risk of future prolapse. Important to know if you want to return to heavy lifting or high intensity exercise at the gym, or return to, or take up running.
Pain and tightness from episiotomy scars and stitches, or difficulty returning to sexual activity can also be managed with pelvic floor therapy.
A pelvic floor check is also recommended for women who had a caesarean delivery but have new or ongoing vaginal pain or pelvic floor symptoms.
For a unique and helpful baby shower idea, a 6 week Post-Partum Pelvic Floor Check gift voucher is available from our shop.
Physiotherapy for Abdominal Muscle Separation
Abdominal Muscle Check
Recommended at 3-6 weeks postpartum. Especially if you had a caesarean delivery, suspect or have been told you have DRA (diastasis rectus abdominus) or abdominal muscle separation, feel like ‘nothing is there’ when you try to sit up in bed or lift or carry your baby, see any doming or protrusion or triangulation in the midline (like a pointy Toblerone chocolate bar pushing up out of your belly when you lean back or sit up), feel your intestines are vulnerable to the whack of a flailing toddler arm or leg, or if you have a million stretch marks and can’t tell what is going on under all that skin. We can also help if you have pain or adhesion from your caesarean scar.
Physiotherapy for Mastitis & Breastfeeding Support
Breast engorgement and blocked ducts can cause painful lumps, which can lead to breast inflammation known as mastitis. The breast will become tender, red, and warm. You may experience shakes and chills, and fatigue. In rare cases an abscess could form.
Physiotherapy management consists of postural advice, gentle stretches and massage, therapeutic ultrasound, and sometimes supportive kinesiotape.