Pre & Postnatal Care Oakville
Pregnancy causes significant bodily changes to your posture, strength, mobility, and more. Pregnancy changes can also cause pain, pelvic floor problems, and joint issues. Regular physiotherapy services can help prepare your body for all the changes pregnancy brings.
At OAK Physio & Wellness Clinic, we offer pre & postnatal wellness care. We dedicate ourselves to creating custom personalized wellness plans to help your body adapt to changes during and after pregnancy.
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The body undergoes several changes during pregnancy to prepare for childbirth. Pregnant people might find that their posture and muscle strength have changed as the body reorients. These changes can cause pain and muscle fatigue if you are unprepared for them.
Prenatal care regimens focus on strengthening the body to better handle changes before and during pregnancy. Prenatal massage therapy and exercises can strengthen core muscles to reduce pain and mobility issues from pregnancy and postpartum changes.
At OAK Physio & Wellness clinic, we take great pride in providing individualized treatment plans for all our patients. We will work with you to find a physical exercise and massage therapy regimen that fits your needs and schedule.
Many pregnant people experience pain and discomfort for many months after pregnancy. Back, hip, and leg pain are common after childbirth, as well as pain and swelling near any C-section surgical incisions.
Our postnatal care treatments aim to improve mobility and strength and eliminate any body aches and pains you might have. Postnatal care is not only for new mothers but can be useful for those several years after pregnancy to help patients feel good and navigate their daily lives.
Common pre & postnatal symptoms
People who have gone through pregnancy understand that it can cause several disparate symptoms. Some of the most common side effects of pregnancy include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Organ prolapse
- Back, leg, knee, and shoulder pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Stomach cramps
- Round ligament pain (pain at the front of groin and hip area)
Many people start experiencing these symptoms as soon as pregnancy starts, while others might not experience them until a few months into their pregnancy. Symptoms may start as mild but quickly progress to serious, so it’s important to take proactive steps to manage symptoms before they appear.
Benefits of pre & postnatal wellness care
Receiving care during pregnancy and postpartum periods is crucial for minimizing the side effects of pregnancy. Below are just a few of the benefits of receiving pre and postnatal care.
Increase energy levels
One of the main side effects of pregnancy is a constant feeling of lethargy and tiredness. Regular exercise during and after pregnancy can dramatically increase energy levels by strengthening your cardiovascular system. Exercising ensures you can complete daily routine tasks without difficulty.
Reduce pregnancy risks
Several studies show that regular exercise and physical therapy during pregnancy can reduce pregnancy-related risks, such as preterm birth. Exercising can also reduce the chances that you will require a Caesarian section during delivery. Exercising can also reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Improve sleep quality
Many pregnant people report difficulties sleeping or receiving enough quality sleep. Routine exercise activates the body and produces endorphins, so you can get a relaxing night of sleep instead of spending hours tossing and turning. Physiotherapists can also provide alternatives to sleep positions to make you more comfortable.
Minimize weight gain
Maternal obesity is another side effect of pregnancy. Obesity can increase the stress of pregnancy on your body and increase the risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is completely normal, with safe exercise protocols excessive weight gain can be prevented. Speak to your medical doctor before starting a new exercise routine or trying a new exercise. is
One of the most common side effects during pregnancy is mood swings. Hormonal shifts and psychological/physical stress can cause periods of rapid mood changes, anxiety, and depression. Exercise and physical therapy can improve mood and prevent bouts of anxiety and depression.
Staying active and physical during and after pregnancy can reduce recovery times and reduce the risk of recovery complications. Exercise restores your energy, improves mobility, and makes your body more able to heal from surgical incisions. Pelvic physiotherapists can assist in the recovery of C-section scar by reducing tension and scar tissue. Your pelvic floor physiotherapist can guide you in your return to activity, workouts and/or sports.
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OAK Physio & Wellness has been serving the local area for several years. Our care for pre & postnatal wellness in Oakville focuses on holistic healing to manage pain and regain functionality. No matter your symptoms, we can put together a treatment regimen to make you happy, whole, and healthy again.
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Below are some of the most common questions we receive about pre & postnatal wellness in Oakville.
Medical professionals define the postpartum period as the first six weeks after delivery. However, postnatal care can extend well beyond that six-week period. Many pregnant people receive postnatal care for several months after childbirth. Depending on the presence of pregnancy complications, postnatal care might be required years after the fact. Your postpartum physiotherapy appointment can be 4-6 weeks post-birth.
Yes, exercising during pregnancy is safe and does not increase the risk of miscarriage or other pregnancy complications. Several studies indicate that regular mild to moderate exercise during pregnancy reduces the risk of preterm birth and other pregnancy complications. Regular exercise also helps your body manage the stress of pregnancy. Speak to your medical doctor before starting a new exercise routine or trying new exercise.
Our physiotherapy sessions include a combination of deep massage therapy and exercise to target common conditions related to pregnancy. Our treatment regimens involve in-office sessions as well as at-home exercises and routines. We craft our physical therapy programs to meet the unique needs and preferences of individual patients.
Common side effects from physiotherapy sessions might include soreness and mild discomfort during and after sessions.