During the course of pregnancy, women may normally experience muscular backache. However, low back pain or pelvic pain is not ‘normal’. The cause of pain can be established through a physiotherapy assessment.
Treatment may be as simple as correcting postural alignment to reduce strain on ligaments or introducing a SIJ belt and specific exercises to increase pelvic stability. Women also complain of lower back pain when they return to sport after pregnancy. This is often a result of having insufficient lumbopelvic stability.
Body Logic Physiotherapy offers assessments for exercise readiness and prescribes exercises to improve deep core stability prior to a return to activity.
Our Prenatal & Postnatal Care information leaflet can be downloaded here: PRENATAL & POSTNATAL CARE