Pregnancy and Post-Partum Physio

Sports Injuries & Enhancing Sporting Performance

Remaining fit and active during and after pregnancy can be challenging, particularly if pain is an issue. Many women would like to exercise, but are unsure how to do it safely while pregnant.
We are experienced in treating women who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or in the post-partum stage, to provide support and guidance during this time of increased change.
In majority of cases, pain experienced during pregnancy (such as pelvic girdle pain) can be resolved, especially when addressed early. We provide thorough and individualised treatment options for women through each of these stages, outlined below:


  • Pelvic floor screening & management
    • Typically, 20/40 (baselines), 30/40 (monitoring) and 36/40 (Birth Prep)
  • Assessment & management of pain experienced in pregnancy such as:
    • Pelvic Girdle pain
    • Pubic symphysis pain (‘lightening crotch’)
    • Round ligament pain
    • Back pain
    • Neck pain
    • Thoracic / upper back pain
  • Birth preparation education
  • Tailored exercise programs to restore mobility and strength that are safe and relevant to pregnant women
  • Managing symptoms associated with Abdominal separation during pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Pilates & individualised programs for attending our FP60 classes

Post-partum Physio:

  • • 6–8 week post-partum Screening session:
    • o Debrief about birth story
    • o Pelvic floor assessment
    • o Abdominal separation (diastasis recti) check
    • o Real time Ultrasound to assess Abdominal wall and pelvic floor
    • o Address concerns /pain related to C-section or perineal tears
    • o Provide individualised guide to return to exercise
    • o Screen for any musculoskeletal pain concerns (i.e. back, hips, neck, thumbs)
  • Treatment of Prolapse symptoms
  • Treatment of Abdominal separation – diastasis recti
  • Post-Partum specific abdominal rehab program
  • Return to running clearance and programs
  • 12 week return to running screening

Musculoskeletal pain concerns at any stage such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Hip / pelvis / tail bone pain
  • Rib pain
  • Thoracic (upper back) pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thumb pain