About our Pregnancy Physiotherapy
Important Note: Posture & Pelvic Floor Workshop is mandatory and the first step if you want to join our Physiotherapy services and Physio-Pilates classes.
As part of our Women’s Health Clinic Services, PhysioFit Woman offers a dedicated Pregnancy Physiotherapy and Antenatal Physiotherapy service for any woman who is expecting and at any stage of their pregnancy.
For years, discomfort and pain associated with expecting a baby was accepted as a normal part of being pregnant. Mums-to-be should be able to enjoy their pregnancy to the full and now many General Practitioners and Consultants recommend Pregnancy Physiotherapy for relieving the discomfort experienced by pregnant women and helping them prepare the body for an easier delivery and recovery process.Fortunately today it is possible to significantly reduce and maintain the level of discomfort or pain to a minimum, through proper Pregnancy Physiotherapy Treatments and Pregnancy Physio- Pilates Classes.
At Physiofit Woman, we follow a Comprehensive Pregnancy Protocol designed by our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Deborah Fernandes. Over the last 23 years Deborah developed a system or protocol that aims to reduce pain during pregnancy and improve your quality of life. This protocol integrates several disciplines such as Educational Posture & Pelvic Floor Workshop, hands-on Physiotherapy, Exercise and Body Work like Massage, Reflexology, Craniosacral therapy, etc. It’s is a process that is individualised and it takes its time rather than a quick-fix to reduce pain. Hands-on Physiotherapy is an important part of this system together with the Pregnancy Physio-Pilates Programme and Antenatal Partner Workshop.
We also offer a Mum-to-be Retreat in our clinic in Wexford if you wish to learn how your partner can help you during labour and delivery while enjoying a weekend away with your other-half.
Physiofit Woman Pregnancy Protocol
Posture & Pelvic Floor Workshop + Pregnancy Physiotherapy & Therapies + Pregnancy Physio-Pilates Classes + Antenatal Partner Workshop = Pregnancy Wellness!
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Women can also experience pains and discomforts after labour, some of which can endure for several weeks, months or even years if not addressed properly. Find out more about our unique Postnatal Physiotherapy and exclusive Postnatal Physio-Pilates Programme.
Benefits of Pregnancy Physiotherapy:
- It reduces aches and pains
- It reduces bladder leakage by improving function of pelvic floor muscles
- It keeps the muscles in shape including core to minimise Rectus Diastasis (abdominal separation)
- It helps preparing for labor and delivery (Vaginal Delivery or Cesarean Delivery)
- It keeps you active and functional
Important Note: We are currently experiencing a 6-week waiting list for first time patients in Dublin. To book your first Physiotherapy Consultation with our Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health, you are required to attend our 3h compulsory Posture & Pelvic Floor Workshop . On your 1st Physiotherapy visit you will need up to 75min session with Deborah and this session will be booked in the clinic after you complete the Posture Workshop. Please do not book the Consultation online as this service is not available on our APP and if you book a 60min Physio Follow-up as a first consultation, your booking will not be accepted.
We understand that our Pregnancy Protocol may not suit every individual requirements or needs but this is the way we operate at Physiofit Woman and we are quite happy with the long lasting results we have achieved with our patients.
Please visit www.iscp.ie to find a Chartered Physiotherapist that matches your requirements.
On your 1st Physiotherapy visit you will need up to 75min session with Deborah Fernandes, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, for a detailed consultation and your 1st Physiotherapy treatment. Following both assessment and diagnosis, Deborah will decide what is the best treatment plan. You may need 30 min or 60 min Physiotherapy follow-up.
If you had your First Consultation with Deborah, you can book your 30min or 60min Follow-up using our APP or clicking in the “Book Now” button below. Please note, we operate a strict 48h cancellation policy.