What is a Physio Postpartum Check & Why is it Important?


Navigating postpartum life is a learning curve for all Mums – but an area we can help you with is getting your body (especially your pelvic floor) to recover from the effects of childbearing and labour.

We strongly encourage every woman to do a 6 weeks postpartum check with a women’s health physio. It is done in addition to your 6 weeks GP check, regardless of whether you are symptomatic or not.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Incontinence
  • Pain in abdominal/ scar tissue/ vaginal area
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Heaviness and bulging sensation when going for walks, or standing upright
  • Abdominal separation
  • Constipation and straining

What is involved in the 6 weeks postpartum check?

  • A thorough history and understanding of your pregnancy journey, labour, and any pre-existing women’s health issues
  • Q & A – we understand that you don’t know what you don’t know, so feel free to ask us anything and we will aim to fill in the knowledge gaps to reassure and educate. We aim to empower and give you as much info as possible for you to feel in control of your body
  • Internal vaginal examination (with consent), to check for prolapse, superficial and deep pelvic floor tone, strength, activation pattern, any scaring issues, sensitivity, etc
  • Recovery plan for you for the next 3 months

You are welcome to join our group Clinical Conditioning class to speed up the recovery process. We have over 55 classes per week.

We wish all women to have access to this 6 weeks postpartum check and that it is more commonly promoted in the hospital upon discharge.

It is necessary to check your pelvic floor. After all, you have just stretched this muscle over 100x its normal length to allow for a little human to slide through! Give it some love!

You can book your postpartum check with us today.

Movement Laboratory Google Reviews

tele jeletele jele
02:33 09 Sep 23
Anastasia is the most wonderful physiotherapist who helped us recover and improve our mobility and strength in record time. Highly recommend!
Sara PageSara Page
01:43 08 Sep 23
I saw the lovely Shannon for my first consult today. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable and patient. The lovely reception staff were also amazing! Thank you team!!
Emma PowellEmma Powell
11:14 07 Sep 23
The team are so wonderful and lovely to be around. They make your recovery feel effortless and no set backs are ever taken negatively. Thanks team!
paul nelsonpaul nelson
03:30 04 Sep 23
I have loved my visits to Movement Laboratory. Alannah has really helped me on my journey to overcome back pain. Highly recommend
Min ZhuoMin Zhuo
07:39 31 Aug 23
Anastasia is very patient and informative in my daughter’s point assessment. It was great to have someone guide us through this journey. Thank you
Karla KomeneKarla Komene
06:46 02 Aug 23
This place was amazing I was so happy about how I was treated and looked after . I liked how everything was explained to me and it made sense . I was grateful when I told my symptoms to the lovely lady she knew what I was talking about and ways we could improve things and that I wasn’t alone. Also I felt that the environment was pleasant calm and relaxing which is what I needed. I have already taken a few work cards to pass out to some ladies I know . Thank you 😊 Looking forward to moving forward
Mark WestmanMark Westman
10:18 05 Jul 23
Anastasia is a miracle worker! I'm a keen runner and I started seeing her a few months ago after a couple of broken backs and a (new) torn hammy. She diagnosed my hammy problem quickly and efficiently, provided immediate relief through some deep massage to allow me to survive a few more important runs before my wedding (honeymoon = rest), and has helped me rebuild through focused strength work and home exercises. She obviously cares about her patients and enjoys helping them achieve their goals. I'm now running regularly and pain free again! Thanks Anastasia 🙂

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