What is a Physiotherapist
A physiotherapist is a health care provider who uses non-invasive techniques to prevent and treat injury or dysfunction. When you see a physiotherapist, he or she will take your health history and evaluate strength, range of motion and pain levels. In treating patients a physiotherapist can also educate them on manual therapy, ultrasound, therapeutic exercises, proprioception, sport injury treatment, rehabilitation exercises, RICE regime, TENS machines, heat therapy and prenatal physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can help with Orthopedic conditions, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Rheumatology
Pregnancy Physio - Post Partum Exercise
In the postpartum period, you want to make sure that you consult your physician previous to engaging in exercise, at about the six- to eight-week mark.
There are some very good indicators that you may want to keep an eye on while you’re exercising, such as pelvic pressure or pelvic pain. Any type of incontinence you may experience after the six-to-eight week mark, that is losing urine while you’re exercising.
Further, you want to make sure that you are not having any vaginal bleeding or discomfort, you don’t want to have any breast discomfort or irregular discharge. And it is best to also make sure that you are well hydrated, and that you are also eating adequately because your choleric intact increases with breast feeding.
The risk of not following postpartum guidelines can be detrimental. It is best that you visit with your physician six to eight weeks postpartum to determine what the best exercise program may be for you at that point, because there is an extensive list of guidelines to follow in the postpartum period. Now Health Network
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