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Inner West Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy is an amazing time, but it also tends to lead to some pretty significant changes to your body! Engaging a women’s health physiotherapist during your pregnancy through to early motherhood is the way to practise self care during this critical period.

There are lots of things women can experience, musculoskeletal pain such as pubic bone pain, lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain, ribs dysfunctions, etc, as your posture starts to adapt to the increase in load and shifting of weight forward. A number of pelvic floor issues might arise that come to our attention, such as incontinence, painful intercourse or heavy vaginal sensation. You might want to exercise and remain as active as you can, but unsure of what to do, or you might be diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or have a high risk placenta position. We can help with all of the above.

There is so much we can do in the pregnancy and early postnatal periods to prepare for birth and welcome motherhood. You don’t need to have a problem to come see us. We prefer to stay on the preventative side, and help you stay functional, active and happy.

The best thing you can do for yourself in early motherhood is to prepare, learn and embrace the amazing changes coming our way.

Download our Embrace Women's Health program summary below. Program is further tailored according to the needs and presentation of each individual patient.

At Movement Laboratory, we believe in preventative care.

We have created EMBRACE, a comprehensive and structured care program for women from 2nd trimester till 6 months postpartum.

Embrace takes care of all aspects of expectant mothers’ pelvic health and empower women to embrace this period with confidence. It is presented to all pregnancy patients upon their first visit.

Women's Health Care at Movement Laboratory:

Pregnancy Care


Treatment of pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain, and rib dysfunctions

Pelvic floor screening (internal vaginal examination)

Perineal Massage

Prenatal Strengthening

Pelvic floor strengthening

Prevention of incontinence and prolapse

Prevent abdominal separation

Birth preparation

Postnatal Care (0-8 Months)

6 weeks postpartum check (internal vaginal examination)

Scar release

Mastitis Management

Manage 2nd and 3rd degree tears

Carpal Tunnel care

Breastfeeding and baby carrying guidance

Treatment of incontinence, tissue abnormality

Treatment of dyspareunia, prolapse, incontinence

Abdominal Separation

Postnatal strengthening and return to exercise

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