Cairns Physiotherapy Clinic

Prenatal Physiotherapy

Many women experience muscle and joint pain during different stages of pregnancy. Our team of Physiotherapists are experienced in managing these symptoms and providing safe exercise options through the different trimesters. Our Physiotherapists are knowledgeable in active birthing and can provide you with education around what options are available to you. If active birthing is something you would like to consider for your labour experience, our Physiotherapists can prescribe you with specific preparation exercises.

 Some of the common complaints we can help with during pregnancy include:

  • Back and neck pain.
  • Pelvic pain and symphysis pubis dysfunction.
  • Sciatica.
  • Carpal tunnel.
  • Hypermobility and instability due to hormone changes.
  • Fluid Retention.
  • Exercise modification for managing the above symptoms.
  • Strategies for turning a breached baby.
  • Active Birthing Position preparation.

Our Physiotherapist, Shannon, is trained in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Shannon provides one-on-one yoga sessions incorporating relaxation, gentle stretching and strengthening, birthing preparation and breathing techniques.


Postnatal Physiotherapy

It is common for women to have various ongoing postnatal complications which can range from joint instability and/or pain to rectus abdominis separation. Our Physiotherapists have great knowledge in managing these conditions and safely getting you back to your pre-pregnancy function and exercise regime. Some of the postnatal services provided at PhysioMotion Cairns are:

  • Assessment and monitoring of:
    • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).
    • Rectus Abdominis Separation.
  • Treatment and Management of:
    • Back and Neck pain.
    • Headaches.
    • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD).
    • Rectus Abdominis Separation.
    • Sciatica.
    • Joint instability and Weakness.
  • Safe progressive exercise prescription including:
    • Gym Programs.
    • Clinical Pilates.
    • Yoga.
    • Return to running and sport programs.

Did you know that the hormone relaxing remains in your system for a period of time after pregnancy? It is important to seek advice when considering returning to exercise in order to prevent injuries so contact one of our friendly Physiotherapists today to discuss you options and goals.