At Galway City Physiotherapy a number of our physiotherapists have specialist training in the management of patients throughout and after pregnancy.

We commonly see patients with musculoskeletal pain – back, neck and rib pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, pelvic floor and abdominal muscle weakness and diastysis. Patients are treated manually with hands on treatment and exercise prescription is an integral part of our management programmes.

There are many benefits of exercise in the ante and post natal periods and we actively teach and promote

  • Awareness and correction of common postural changes associated with pregnancy.
  • Improved mobility and strength of the spine, abdominal, gluteal and pelvic floor muscles.
  • Improved function of the pelvic floor muscles pre and post baby to help prevent and correct weakness, pain and leaking.
  • Active exercise throughout and after pregnancy to keep womens strength, tone and attitude to exercise intune.

All exercise programmes are specific and safe for the individual being assessed. Classes have small numbers to ensure close supervision and safety.