Perinatal physio

Perinatal physiotherapy includes preparation for childbirth, prenatal and postnatal physiotherapy.

Preparing for childbirth is important in order to be able to live the birth as best as possible and to manage childbirth appropriately.

It starts around 7 months of pregnancy and aims to physically and mentaly prepare the future mother and / or the couple at the arrival of baby.

Prenatal physiotherapy can start earlier in pregnancy to prevent and relieve certain pregnancy related discomforts such as back pain, water retention, anxiety,...

Post-natal physiotherapy, on the other hand, is essential to avoid all the adverse physical consequences secondary to pregnancy and childbirth. Whether it is a vaginal birth or caesarean delivery.

After 9 months of pregnancy and childbirth, you'll want to regain your body and will need a general fitness program, as well as a recovery of your abdominal muscles and of your perineum.

Your physiotherapist will offer exercises and massages adapted to your needs, in order to restore a healthy active life, but above all allow you to feel good in your body.

Uro-gyneco and pelvic floor reeducation

Perineal rehabilitation is used to prevent and/or treat urinary and other symptoms that can occur as a result of childbirth but also during different phases of a woman's life.

It is a global, comprehensive and functional approach

The aim of the treatment is to allow the various elements involved (articulations, muscles, ligaments) to function again, and to enable them to work together.

The first session is an assessment and clinical examination in order to evaluate the whole problem without forgetting any aspect.

 

Techniques for perineal reeducation:

  • Manual reeducation

Manual reeducation allows the practitioner to become aware of the quality of the pelvic floor contraction done by the patient.

By manual reeducation, one can work the awareness of the muscles of the pelvic floor and work precisely each muscle group.

Manual rehabilitation also helps to relieve the muscle tensions that may exist in the perineum.

  • Electrostimulation

Electrical stimulation, causing contraction of the striated muscles of the pelvic floor.

Used for a proprioceptive recovery.

  • Biofeedback

Objective awareness of an unrevealed or forgotten physiological function.

When the patient contracts her perineal muscles, she can visualize this contraction on a computer screen.

  • Hypopressive Techniques

Strengthening the abdominal muscles with techniques that strengthen and protect the pelvic floor.

  • core stabilisation

Work of the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles in synergy with all the deep muscles in everyday conditions

Prenatal massage

Prenatal massage will relieve pain associated with pregnancy, decrease ligament and muscle tension, and promote blood circulation.

Therapeutic and well-being massage

More than a moment of relaxation, the massage has many virtues and benefits. Therapeutic massage relieves tensions and body pain, improves joint mobility, improves blood as well lymphatic circulation. The wellness massage aims at comfort, physical relaxation and well-being. The massage consists of various techniques: sliding pressures, kneading and light friction. No nicer way to evacuate the stress of the day.

Manuel therapy

Manual therapy consists of an individualized therapeutic approach in which the muscles, joints and nervous tissues are evaluated in detail and thoroughly.

As a result of this review, a rehabilitation program is Established to meet the particular needs of each patient, Age, lifestyle and physical activity.

 

In manual therapy, as the name suggests, the therapist works with his/her hands.

Several techniques can be used: Soft tissue techniques (massages to relieve tension and improve circulation), joint mobilizations, soft manipulations, stretching techniques and deep transverse frictions, including harmonization techniques.

The common goal of these techniques is to restore movement, regain Function and decrease pain.

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