General self-management advice: Try not to ‘eat for two’. Dramatic excess weight gain can put extra stress on your muscles and joints which can lead to pain around the trunk, pelvis and hips! The NICE guidelines recommend an additional 200 calories per day in the third trimester. Still treat yourself to those pregnancy cravings in
As one of our Physiotherapists and a Mum-to-be for the second time, Caroline feels now is the perfect time to discuss the natural changes to our bodies during pregnancy and ways to help alleviate the strains and pains we go through. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of women experience some form
Common symptoms of this are pain either across the lower back, across the front of the pelvis or around your perineum, with a grinding feeling or pain in the thighs as variations. Certain activities can set it off – like climbing stairs, taking a large step (forwards or sideways) or getting out of a car.
Discovering that you’re pregnant is normally one of the most celebrated moments of your life, and everyone would love to have an easy pregnancy, where they feel like they are blooming and full of health and vitality. For a lot of women, this is the case, but for approximately 1 in 5, it can be
Some of our physiotherapists have recently covered acupuncture for fertility, something we can now provide at Physiofusion. However, here's a little bit of information on fertility and what you can do to improve the chances of conceiving......without the needles! Most couples take around 6/12 weeks to conceive - Be patient and limit stress Sperm counts
On Thursday 18th December, a group of our physiotherapists took part in an acupuncture for fertilty training session lead by Karen Wilcock, at our Burnley Clinic. The method of using acucpunture to assist pregnancy has been around many years, although less was known in the Western world on how this method worked and if it