Post-Pregnancy & Muscle Activation Programs
Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See our weekly blog below if you are interested in new research, facts, general information or ideas.
We don’t need to explain to you the extreme impact of pregnancy on the body… this is well understood. We will however explain some basic details about pain you can experience in the lower back.
At Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy in Belfield, we work with many perinatal and post-natal women to achieve outcomes relating to reductions in pain, disability and improvement in quality of life. A review in 2004 found that 25% of women who have recently delivered and 44% of pregnant women, experience lower back pain. This is quite significant, especially when 51% of these women who experience lower back pain can have this for 1 year postpartum.
Physiotherapy is the main treatment for pregnancy. In a recent 2016 article, women with lumbopelvic pain after delivery were studied to determine if an exercise program can improve their symptoms. The program included training and activating deep muscle of the lower back, abdominals and stretching exercises. The results concluded and suggested that an exercise program as described above can reduce pain and disability for postpartum women.
It’s important to note that only women who had lower back pain for 3 months or more were included in this study. It is also important to note that if pain in this region persists 3-6 months after delivery, it is suggested and not likely to resolve spontaneously. Therefore, the results gained in this study are purely produced by a physiotherapy program.
These exercises can be produced and tailored for each person at Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield. To find out more about how we can help improve your lower back pain, or to book in for a consultation you can contact us via our Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy contact us page, or book online here.
Reference: Unsgarrd-Tondel, M., Vasseljen, O., Woodhouse, A. & Morkved, S. (2016). Exercises for women with persistent pelvic and low back pain after pregnancy. Global Journal of Health Science, 8 (9), 107-120.