What is physiotherapy during pregnancy?
While pregnancy goes off without a hitch for some, there are others who may experience various pregnancy-related ailments. For example, due to the increasing weight of the child can be Pain in the spinethe low back (lumbar region) and the pelvic region (sacroiliac region)and/or pain in the anterior anterior side of the pelvis (symphysis pubis) occur. Often pregnancy changes the posture and puts more stress on the spine because the center of gravity is shifted forward. Because at the same time the Abdominal muscles weakened this can lead to a hollow back. The lower back is put under enormous strain and 50-70% of all pregnant women suffer from pain in this area of the body, which expands and Leg and calf pain can cause. Because of this problem and the other complaints that will be presented in the next section, it is important early on to to train the muscles during pregnancy and maintain a healthy posture or always correct it. During the Pelvic floor basically central functions takes, this becomes even more important during and after pregnancy, which is why pelvic floor physiotherapy is highly recommended. This bends for example incontinence during and after birth before and through regular pelvic floor exercises the birth takes less time.
When and how is physiotherapy used during pregnancy?
Pregnancy physiotherapy can firstly preventively and so it is recommended, antenatal classes to visit from the 20th week of pregnancy. There you can learn pelvic floor and breathing exercises and posture strengthening exercises. Secondly, pregnancy physiotherapy serves the Treatment and healing of pain or changes, which are related to the pregnancy. In addition to the aforementioned complaints, there are in pregnancy Risk factors like Lumbargia and pelvic trauma as well as edema respectively water retention in the legs. This happens because due to the growth of the child, the vessels are compressed more quickly and the blood circulation works less well. The accumulation of water causes the lower legs and feet to swell. Physiotherapists can help with these problems with the help of manual therapy or manual lymphatic drainage (light form of massage), which stimulates the blood circulation stimulates blood circulation and the water accumulation is removed. is removed.
During pregnancy, the hormonal change cause pain, because the joints and soft tissues are weakened and the tissue softer will. The stability of the whole body decreases and especially the ligaments of the pelvis are less strong and cause discomfort. Here, too, physiotherapy has solutions for you ready for you: With the help of stabilization and strength exercises pain can be prevented and with Stretching, loosening and relaxation exercises any pain that occurs can be alleviated. Further in the treatments Tips for everyday life and the upcoming birth provided, which guarantees a symptom-free pregnancy. Pelvic floor exercises help before and after birth and promote regression and the rapid pain reduction, especially after birth. In addition, also help stabilizing Pelvic straps, yoga, acupuncture, medication and the Massage of the reflex zones of the foot. After the birth, physiotherapy helps you recover from the birth, get fit again and treat any discomfort.