Benefits Of Physiotherapy During Pregnancy

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By: Nima Rajan

So you’re pregnant, excited and happy. Pregnancy is a very happening time in more ways than one, your body is undergoing rapid changes, a little life is growing inside you and your hormones are causing multiple physical and emotional challenges.


Although no two pregnancies are similar, what is common to most pregnancies is that it can have a profound and lasting effect on your body. Even regular tasks such as sitting, walking, standing and working can be difficult when pregnant. Almost all women experience musculoskeletal discomfort during pregnancy.


Many of the physical discomforts that are associated with different stages of pregnancy can be alleviated with the help of physiotherapy. A physiotherapist can recommend techniques for pregnant women to manage their own symptoms as part of maintaining a healthy pregnancy


Here are some of the conditions a physiotherapist can assess and help you with:


  1. Relief from lower back and pelvic pain
  2. Help stabilize the pelvic and lower back area
  3. Help retrain and strengthen pelvic floor muscles
  4. Reducing strain on soft tissue
  5. Help prevent and minimize the likelihood of musculoskeletal injury
  6. Maintain correct posture
  7. Prevent and treat urinary incontinence
  8. Provide education around breathing techniques.


For a complete evaluation and assessment of pre-natal and post delivery needs get in touch with one of our expert physiotherapists. At Pro-active, we work closely with you and your physician. We strive to offer you complete treatment and support from your pregnancy related symptoms, in a safe and patient-centered environment.

Comments 10

  1. I am 20 weeks pregnant and every since i hit my 2nd trimester, my back has been destroyed. I am constantly throwing it out or having back pains! I am convinced I should have some physiotherapy so that I can have the same efficiency as I did before.

    1. Hi Kate!

      Physiotherapy should help you cope for the remainder of your pregnancy as well as help with your recovery postpartum!

      If you are in the area, feel free to book an appointment at 905-488-1223! We would love to perform an assessment and develop a treatment plan to suit your needs!

      – Meaghan – Pro Active Health Group

  2. I’m a couple of months into my pregnancy, so maybe a physiotherapist could help relieve some of the pain that I’ll experience before giving birth. I was concerned about the lower back and pelvic pain I’m going to feel as I get further along in my pregnancy. That seems like a great reason for seeing a physiotherapist, so I hope that they’ll be able to reduce the amount of pain that I feel in my back and pelvis to help me feel more comfortable before I finally give birth.

  3. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that a physiotherapist can help relieve your lower back pain during pregnancy. I’m pretty early on in my pregnancy, but I want to make the best I can out of this experience. If I start to have problems with back pain, I’ll definitely look into visiting a physiotherapist to check it out. Thanks for the great post!

  4. I just found out that I am pregnant and so I am trying to figure out what the best way is to take care of myself. I really like the idea going through physiotherapy, because I already naturally get lower back pain and I’m sure that pregnancy might complicate that. I am sure that I would be very appreciative of any techniques that I could learn to cope with such pain. The only techniques that I know come from yoga, but would a physiotherapist’s techniques be different than those?

    1. Hi Faylinn!

      Yoga is great for so many things and regular practice should definitely help with your pain. However, starting any new activity once pregnant is generally not recommended, you would have to consult your doctor. With that being said, a physiotherapist that is trained in prenatal care should be able to offer you some more techniques that will help you have a more ache and pain free pregnancy.

      Thanks for reading!
      Meaghan – Pro Active Health Group

  5. Thanks so much for sharing! I am actually entering my second trimester soon, and I’ve started to experience some pretty rough aches and pains. It’s really nice that physiotherapy would not only help with the pain, but it would also help me maintain good posture. That way, these sessions help ensure that my back stays in good condition for a long time!

  6. I didn’t realize physiotherapy during pregnancy offers so many benefits. You made a great point about the relief of lower back pain. I’m pregnant with my first, and my back has been in a lot of pain. Now that I know this, I think I will start looking into finding a physiotherapist.

  7. Thanks for explaining how physiotherapy can benefit you during pregnancy. I didn’t realize that it could treat so many things, like lower back pain, urinary incontinence, and posture. I would think that it is important for expectant mothers to feel comfortable while they are carrying their babies. It seems like anyone who is pregnant should ask about physiotherapy treatments to help them feel as good as they can.

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