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  • We have a dedicated Women's Health Physiotherapist who specialises in treating a wide variety of gynaecological problems, including bladder and bowel continence, prolapse, pre and post surgery as well as pregnancy related continence issues. We also offer 'Fit back and bumps' ante and post natal exercise classes, which are also only taken by our Physiotherapist.

    Our Physiotherapist can help women during their pregnancy and after the delivery of their baby.

     

    Fit Back & Bumps is an Ante and Post Natal Educational Exercise Programme run by Chartered Physiotherapists.  It brings mums and mums to be together to share pregnancy experiences and will help you to exercise safely during and after your pregnancy.

    www.fitbackandbumps.co.uk

  • Antenatal intial assessment and treatment

    Pregnancy can bring a number of aches and pains. However, there are a number of options which are on offer to help women reduce these symptoms and allow them to enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy. During the antenatal period any physiotherapy a woman receives should take into account the many changes the body is going through.

    We see pregnant women who have musculo skeletal aches and pains. Most commonly these include:

    • Pelvic girdle pain/symphysis pubis dysfunction
    • Back pain
    • Thoracic and rib pain
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    The physiotherapist can see you and provide a number of treatment modalities. These include:

    • Careful manual therapy
    • Appropriate exercises to maintain or improve tummy tone
    • Advice on ways to limit the stress through your body
    • Supplying and fitting you with supportive devices such as pelvic girdle belts
  • Antenatal 'FITBACK AND BUMPS' classes

    We also offer a Antenatal 'FitBack and Bumps' Class in both Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. This is a 4-week programme with a maximum of 4 participants. As the class numbers are small there is good opportunity for the therapist to pay close attention to all participants. It can also lead to great supportive friendships being forged during this exciting time. The classes last 1 hour and consist of an education component and an exercise programme. You can participate in the class anytime from 12-30 weeks of pregnancy subject to a health screening questionnaire to ensure that it is safe for you to do so.

    The education component covers:

    • How your body adapts to pregnancy and limiting stress through your joints
    • How to exercise safely during pregnancy
    • Looking after your pelvic floor
    • Physical preparation for labour

    The exercise element consists of exercises to target your core/postural muscles which can be useful in preventing or reducing back and pelvic pain. They are gentle toning and moving exercises using a gym ball. There is also relaxation incorporated into the session.

    More information can be seen onwww.fitbackandbumps.co.uk

  • Postnatal assessment and treatment

    The postnatal period sees the woman’s body changing once again and the many demands a new baby brings to the mother can often lead to pain and dysfunction. A new mum in pain needs support and care and we offer a number of options to deal with this. The Physiotherapist is extremely understanding of the challenges new mums face and is very happy for patients to attend with their babies.

    On a one-to one basis we can assess and treat a pregnant woman for any musculoskeletal problem. Commonly this includes:

    • Neck and thoracic pain
    • Low back pain
    • On-going pelvic girdle pain/ symphysis pubis dysfunction
    • Weak tummy muscles
    • Tummy muscles which are still divided more than 6 weeks post-natally (the usual time for them to come back together again)

    The physiotherapist can see you and provide a number of modalities. These include:

    • Careful manual therapy
    • Appropriate exercises to maintain or improve tummy tone and help bring the tummy muscles back together again
    • Advice on ways to reduce the stress through your body at this physically challenging time. This can include positions for feeding (breast or bottle)
  • Postnatal 'FITBACKS and BUMPS' classes

    We also offer a postnatal 'FitBack and Bumps' Class. This is a 4-week programme with a maximum of 4 participants. As the class numbers are small there is good opportunity for the therapist to pay close attention to all participants. It can also lead to great supportive friendships being forged during this time of challenges and joy. The classes last 1 hour and consist of an education component and an exercise programme. You can participate in the class anytime from 6 weeks postnatally subject to a health screening questionnaire to ensure that it is safe for you to do so.

    You are able to bring your baby with you as long as they are not mobile. This means that they must not be able to roll/ sit etc. This is for safety reasons. Participants are politely reminded that they will be responsible for their babies during the class at all times.

    The education component covers:

    • Will my body return to normal?
    • How do I flatten my tummy?
    • A strong centre and pelvic floor
    • Exercising long-term

    The exercise element consists of exercises to target your core/ postural muscles which can be useful in preventing or reducing back and pelvic pain and for regaining your figure. They are always set at a level relevant to each individual. They are gentle toning and moving exercises using a gym ball. There is also relaxation incorporated into the session.