Pre-pregnancy generally refers to the period before a woman becomes pregnant, during which time she may take steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy, such as taking prenatal vitamins, achieving a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.
Post-pregnancy, also known as postpartum, refers to the period after a woman gives birth, during which time her body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes as it recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. The postpartum period typically lasts about six weeks, although it can vary depending on individual circumstances. During this time, new mothers may experience symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, breast engorgement, and vaginal bleeding as their bodies heal and adjust to the demands of caring for a newborn.
Here are some common physiotherapy treatments:
Exercise: Physiotherapists use specific exercises to help strengthen and stretch muscles, improve range of motion, and increase flexibility.
Manual therapy: This includes hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and manipulation to help reduce pain, improve circulation, and restore movement.
Electrotherapy: This involves the use of electrical stimulation to help reduce pain, improve circulation, and promote healing.
Heat and cold therapy: Applying heat or cold to the affected area can help reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing.