Exercise and Pregnancy: the visible and invisblie changes

Pregnancy is known as an exciting time for both mom and the growing baby. However, there are many changes that occur, both visible and invisible that is obvious and not so obvious within the body during pregnancy. The not so obvious changes are usually the physiological ones that are designed to provide the right environment […]

Diabetes in Pregnancy – Physiotherapy Advice

Often times a diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy also known as Gestational diabetes mellitus  (GDM), can be overwhelming and cause feelings of fear and helplessness. What is GDM? ​During pregnancy the hormonal changes can cause insulin resistance resulting in an increase in blood sugar levels. If the level is too high it can be a […]

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain is a condition that causes pain around the joints of the lower back and pelvis during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin softens the ligaments around the joints of the pelvis. This is a natural process which assists childbirth affecting the pubic symphysis at the front of the pelvis, or the left and right sacroiliac […]