We're so excited to welcome Niamh Burn to the Fix London Fields team. She is a specialist Pre & Postnatal Physiotherapist and uses her knowledge and experience to create bespoke service for mums and mums-to-be, because they deserve it!
Niamh is from Dublin and has 3 boys. She therefore spends a lot of time in the park. She qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin in 2003 and is interested in all things pelvic, including its floor! Passionate about treating women during pregnancy and post-baby, she loves guiding women into mumhood with confidence and strength.
She will be offering the following services at Fix London Fields:
Pregnancy is a huge physical change for your body. Sometimes this can lead to aches and pains as your body has to adjust quickly to its new state. This is totally normal and pregnancy physio is great for treating common pregnancy-related conditions such as pelvic girdle pain, SPD and back pain.
After a thorough assessment, we can address any pain by changing the way you use your body during pregnancy; creating awareness of where you may be overloading your body or pulling yourself out of balance.
Manual therapy can help to rectify the problem and correct an imbalance that may be present. You will then be given strategies to practice at home which make the changes necessary to get you back to normal.
Treatment techniques can involve soft tissue massage, gentle joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and providing you with a safe and effective program to regain function, strength and reduce pain for the rest of your exciting journey - making you feel like you again!
The Mummy MOT check
The Mummy MOT postnatal check came about due to the lack of care that existed for Mums after baby arrived. Pregnancy and delivery (vaginal or c-section) can take its toll on the body and women need to know how their body is recovering after the event and how to get back on track. So the Mummy MOT check is a good first stop to check in with your body before moving on. Mumhood needs strength!
The Mummy MOT (1 hour session) is a physical check of your body (pelvis, abdominals and pelvic floor) and how you are using it post pregnancy/birth. You will be given advice and exercises unique to you to promote recovery and strength.
The Mummy MOT check can happen from about 6 weeks, 6months or 6years! After your baby arrives, not matter how your baby arrives. Once postnatal, always postnatal. It will give you a baseline to work from and help you feel confident about taking recovery to the next level…
Postnatal Physio is there for any conditions that can come about after your baby arrives. If you are concerned about any physical issues after birth such as pelvic floor dysfunction, abdominal divide, pelvic pain, C-scar discomfort, urinary leaks, painful sex, prolapse or exercise related problems, then postnatal physio is for you.
For more information about Niamh, you can find her bio here.
You can book an appointment online or by calling our London Fields clinic on 0208 986 5551.