Exercise and Pregnancy: 4 visible and invisible changes

Pregnancy is known as an exciting time for the expectant family especially the mom! It is a time of growth and development with significant changes happening both visibly and invisibly in her body. Some of the changes are obvious, whilst others, not-so-obvious.  The not-so-obvious changes are usually the physiological ones that are designed to provide […]

Abdominal muscle separation Physiotherapy Advice- Part 1

Abdominal Muscle Separation, also known as Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM) What is it? DRAM is the separation of the connective tissue along the midline of the abdominal muscles. In some cases, this separation can also be evident on effort or exertion where a bulging can be seen along the mid-line. What causes […]

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 […]