Prenatal Services Mooroolbark
Your journey begins when you think about becoming pregnant.
At Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy we pride ourselves in having an on site specialised pregnancy clinic called Pregnancy and Beyond to cater for all of your pregnancy needs.
Providing a holistic and caring approach towards pregnancy related, education and treatment.
Over time we have built a network of like minded but diverse professionals to work together and serve your individual needs in the Mooroolbark area. Contact Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy to make an appointment today!
Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment
40% of women activate incorrect muscles when attempting a pelvic floor squeeze. Every woman who has ever had a baby should know how to properly contract her pelvic floor muscles. Research shows us that during pregnancy your pelvic floor muscles weaken due to the weight of your baby resting on the pelvic floor.
We can show you how Pelvic floor muscles form a sling from the coccyx to the pubic bone. They are responsible for control of the bladder and bowel, for the pleasurable sensations we have when making love, for preventing vaginal prolapse and also for balancing our pelvis throughout the day.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to:
● Incontinence of the bladder/bowel
● Dysfunction of the bladder and bowel
● Pelvic organ prolapse
● Painful intercourse
● Decreased feeling when making love
● Poor core strength and balance
Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
● In-depth assessment of symptoms and pelvic floor
● Individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
● Progression of your pelvic floor exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
● Lifestyle modifications
● Healthy exercise options
Birth Ready Education
Going into labour and giving birth can be daunting if this is your 1st baby. Spend an hour learning the essentials of labour with one of our highly qualified caring pelvic floor physiotherapist and birth educators.
- Birth breathing
- Labour massage
- Focus and distraction strategies
- Optimal positions and mechanics for the pushing stage
Healthy Eating Pre & Post Pregnancy
Ensure you’re providing the best possible nutrition for you and your baby… Adequate nutrition is essential during pregnancy with evidence showing that the food a mother consumes during her pregnancy can affect the development of her infant, and may also impact on the baby’s health later in life.
A mother’s nutrition requirements are increased during pregnancy however the common saying “eating for two” is in fact incorrect. There are also important dietary considerations for the mother once the baby is born.
To learn more, come see us at Eating 4 Health where we can provide nutritional advice for both mums and baby:
- Supplements prior to falling pregnant
- Nutrition requirements during pregnancy
- Appropriate weight gain during pregnancy
- Nutrition requirements for breastfeeding and/or formula feeding mums
- Appropriate weight loss after giving birth
- Guidance for introducing solids to your baby
- Fussy eating in children
Advice On Exercise In Pregnancy
Exercise and pregnancy go hand in hand. We can help you select the most effective, safe and enjoyable option for you.
Moderate level exercise in pregnancy has been shown to:
● Prevent excess weight
● Increase positive
● Help to prevent gestational diabetes
● Aid cardiovascular health
Our highly qualified caring clinicians can develope the ideal pregnancy exercise programme for you:
● In depth assessment of pelvic floor
● Individualised pelvic floor exercise programme
● Aims and goals of a pregnancy exercise programme
● Education re healthy exercise for pregnancy
● Information re specialised on site pregnancy classe
Our knowledgeable reception staff can assist you with all questions and concerns
293 Dorset Rd
Croydon Victoria 3136
(Parking at the rear)
(03) 9724 9755
(03) 9723 5282
Monday - Friday : 8:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Consulting Suites B
262 Mountain Highway
(03) 9210 7300
Thursday : 8:30am to 1:00pm
Monday : 8am to 5pm
Tuesday : 8am to 7pm
Wednesday : 8am to 5pm
Thursday : 8pm to 8pm
Friday : 8am to 5pm
Saturday : 8am to 12pm