Pregnancy and the first six months after birth bring massive changes for women physically, mentally and emotionally.
With all the information on the internet at their fingertips, you’d think women would be going into this time more prepared than ever. Yet some women are still uncertain when it comes to questions like “what exercise is safe for me?”, with conflicting advice found online. Many women are also surprised by unexpected changes that occur in this time.
Navigating through all stages of life
That’s where Life Cycle Physiotherapy comes in. Founder Jenny Phillips is passionate about helping women navigate through all stages of life – from pregnancy, through to postpartum and beyond. As a Titled Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Jenny has extensive experience treating all sorts of pelvic health concerns, including incontinence, prolapse and pain with intercourse. These are common problems for many women and can often crop up for the first time during pregnancy or after having a baby. But many women feel embarrassed to talk about these issues and will not seek help. Jenny feels it is important for women to know they are not alone. Getting the right treatment and advice can make a huge difference to help overcome these problems.
Expert advice, treatment and classes
Life Cycle Physiotherapy also treats more than pelvic health problems. From low back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy, diastasis rectus (abdominal separation) after birth or back and neck pain related to breastfeeding or caring for your baby, Jenny has years of experience treating all sorts of issues that women can encounter through their lives. As a qualified Pilates instructor, she can also give expert advice on exercise. In fact, Life Cycle Physiotherapy also offers both Pregnancy and Mums & Bubs exercise classes, helping you to exercise safely and effectively during your pregnancy and recover after birth.
Jenny’s top 3 tips
Jenny from Life Cycle Physiotherapy gives us her top tips for getting through pregnancy and the postpartum period in the best shape possible:
- Do your pelvic floor exercises! If you don’t know how (or you are having problems) see a Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physio.
- Keep moving! Exercise helps prevent many problems and is great to keep you and your baby healthy.
- Look after your mental health. Peri and postnatal depression are more common than you may think but help is available.
Contact Jenny at Life Cycle Physiotherapy to make a booking:
Level 1, 18 Dequetteville Tce,
92 Carrington St, Adelaide