The process of birth and looking after young children can be physically demanding. Women can experience a range of postnatal musculoskeletal; which can be related to pregnancy or birth, or because of the new range of physical movements that come with being a parent. Our aim is to get you feeling in control and comfortable in your body so that you can enjoy life with your new baby.
Aches and pains
Our physiotherapists and osteopaths can help rehabilitate many issues arising from the birth of your baby - be it a natural birth or caesarean - and can aid promote the return of good physical alignment. Problems such as Diastasis recti and pelvic girdle pain can often respond well to manual care, helping you feel more stable and in control. Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are also highly effective treatments for helping manage and resolve dysfunctions arising from caring for your new baby - such as shoulder aches, lower back pain or wrist soreness.
Osteopathic techniques are also suitable for babies and children at all stages of life and aim to promote good development and physical wellbeing. Osteopaths utilise a range of techniques including physical manipulation, stretching and massage, and other gentle techniques such as cranial osteopathy, which could help soothe and relax your baby as well as help advise on and treat aches and pains felt by older children.
Massage can be used to relieve any aches or pains from the birth, or from poor breast-feeding posture, lifting car capsules and prams, carrying your baby and bending over the cot. It's also a great chance to relax and unwind for a hour!
Adjusting to change
A new baby will bring about big changes to your life, especially if this is your first. Some people cope with these changes easily, while others find it harder. Everybody is different. Counselling can help if you're experiencing the baby blues, feelings of isolation, sleep disturbances, changing relationship dynamics, or post-natal depression.
Regaining control and building trust in your body after childbirth are essential. At Fix we work to support women with a range of baby-friendly, postnatal Group Classes. Fit With Baby, Pelvic Floor Galore and the weekly Buggy Run are all geared to help you to get out, get fit and meet other new parents. If you’re looking for something more personalised, why not try a 1:1 Pilates, Personal Training or Yoga session to help you get moving again.