Postpartum recovery will always be progressive and the body will normalize after the changes suffered during pregnancy and childbirth.
If your delivery has not been by caesarean section but you have given birth vaginally, it is very possible that your pelvic floor has suffered some type of injury. A long expulsive, the use of instruments, the episiotomy … the pelvic musculature is directly altered by birth. For some it will be a temporary inconvenience that will disappear, but for others it marks the beginning of long-term problems.
However, regardless of the type of delivery, ie vaginal (natural) or cesarean section, there may be various injuries or musculoskeletal dysfunctions in the short, medium or long term, such as: peripartum pelvic pain, spinal deviations such as hyperlordosis or hyperkiphosis that cause lumbar or dorsal pain, distension or abdominal diastasis, hypotonia or hypertonia of the pelvic floor muscles, painful scars, urinary or fecal incontinence, prolapses or pain in sexual relationships, among others. All these consequences will be a significant impairment in the quality of life of women.
WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY DO DURING POSTPARTUM?
In many countries in Europe, women receive POSTPARTUM PHYSIOTHERAPY treatment.
In our cabinet we offer you a specialized and personalized attention.
The physiotherapist specialized in Obstetrics will perform a functional assessment of the woman after delivery, assessing her posture, her pelvis, her abdomen and the condition of her pelvic floor.
SIGNS OF ALARM SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE TREATMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
- Losses of urine at rest or during an effort (cough, sneeze, impact sport).
- Lumbar or pelvic pain at rest or during movement.
- Bulk or vaginal prolapse.
- Pain in sexual relationships.
The physiotherapy treatment will consist in the application of the different techniques, such as:
- Specific manual treatment of pelvic floor, work on possible scars.
- Manual musculoskeletal physiotherapy applied in postpartum.
- Pelvic floor reeducation exercises, perineal proprioception.
- Stem and pelvis stabilizing exercises, abdominal work and postural reeducation.
- Applied electrotherapy, Biofeedback.
- Home guidelines, correction of habits and behaviors.
Taking care in time is to prevent possible complications in the medium and long term. Therefore, we always recommend a postpartum physiotherapy assessment. Once the previously described elements have been assessed, we can perform the individual physiotherapy treatment in the cabin or the mini group treatment in the form of therapeutic gymnastics for mothers & babies.