Ante natal and post natal services

Experienced physiotherapists with a special interest in women’s health assist with various musculoskeletal changes that occur in the child-bearing year. Basic antenatal or postnatal exercise programs are designed for each patient. In addition, further strategies are used to effectively treat:


  • Low and mid back pain
  • Sacro-Iliac Joint pain (+/- sciatica), Pubic Symphysis pain
  • Piriformis muscle spasm
  • Difficulty/pain with movement
  • Rectus diastasis (abdominal bulging)
  • Bladder control problems or constipation/straining
  • Carpal tunnel symptoms


  • Back, shoulder and neck pain
  • SIJ, pubic symphysis or piriformis pai
  • Rectus Diastasis
  • Abdominal bulging during movement
  • Post caesarean pain (after healing)
  • Perineal pain and discomfort
  • Bladder/bowel control difficulties and constipation/straining

Baby Handling

Early postnatal parent education

The incidence of Plagiocephaly in infants has rapidly increased during the last ten years, after the introduction of SIDS guidelines for positioning babies on their back for sleeping (early 1990’s).

Increasing numbers of babies have developed asymmetry of the cranial bones, resulting in functional, orthodontic and cosmetic problems requiring intense paediatric intervention within the first few years of life.

As a response to the escalating demand for “Plagiocephaly” management (including physiotherapy attendance at clinics), preventative education of mothers in the early postnatal days has commenced. Education includes providing simple advice, demonstration and guidance regarding alternating head position in supine lying and developmental handling suggestions.

Practical group sessions have been introduced to Mater Mothers’ Hospital inpatients via a twice daily interactive 30 minute physiotherapy class (an information leaflet is also provided to each inpatient).

Growth and Monitoring

Growth monitoring and promotion of optimal growth are essential components of primary health care for infants, children and adolescents. Growth monitoring confirms a child’s healthy growth and development, and identifies variations from typical growth due to poor nutrition, recent or chronic illness or other health problems. Currently, there is significant attention on children’s growth due to the rising incidence of childhood obesity.

A growth monitoring schedule should then be developed to which the majority of mothers are able to adhere, yet is able to detect growth faltering early enough to permit intervention in the majority of children at risk; in-service training and supervision provided to monitor quality control; and provisions made to treat children at risk.

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