Pregnancy and childbirth have a profound impact on a woman’s body. Every woman’s experience is different and they deserve a detailed examination of their bodies postpartum so they can return to the right level of activity.

 

The postpartum check with our Pelvic Physiotherapist, Mandy Roscher can be performed anytime from 6 weeks postpartum. Think of it as a “roadworthiness test” of your body for returning to exercise after birth.

 

The appointment is an hour in length. It includes a detailed assessment and return to exercise plan.

 

What does the assessment entail?

What do we assess in the appointment?

  • Your Posture and Biomechanics
  • Presence of Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (the gap you may feel in the middle of your tummy)
  • Pelvic floor Muscles strength and function
  • Presence of or risk of developing Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

From the assessment, we will be able to customise a pelvic floor rehabilitation and return to exercise programme for you that is individualised to your unique needs.

 

It is never too late to have a postpartum check. I sometimes see new grandmothers who come after their daughters have been to see me.

 

Mandy Roscher

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Scarborough Physio and Health

 

Please note it is important to go for your 6-week check with your Doctor BEFORE you come for your Physio check.