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Postnatal women- Rehabilitation and Surgery

Thursday 17th March 2016. 7 – 9pm

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy and its partners are delighted to invite you to attend a FREE public educational evening on Thursday 17th March (7 - 9pm), with talks by Neil Bulstrode and Katie Howard.

The theme of this month's talks is postnatal rehabilitation and surgery and is open to the general public, as well as to medical, healthcare and fitness professionals. See below for details.


Physiotherapy and rehabilitation of the postnatal mum

Katie Howard (Physiotherapist)

Loss of Postnatal Core Strength. A multidisciplinary and surgical approach

Neil Bulstrode (Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon)


The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy
2nd Floor, Putneymead Medical Group Practice
266 Upper Richmond Road,
London SW15 6TQ


This talk is free. If you would like to attend, call us on 020 8789 3881, or send an email with your full name (for catering…

Postnatal rehabilitation

By Laura Tilson BA (Hons) M.Ost DPO
Registered and Paediatric Osteopath at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

Here are my top tips for rehabilitation after having a baby:

Avoid strenuous exercise for the first 6 weeks: you may have bruised and inflamed tissues that need to heal.Don't compare yourself to others: your pregnancy and birth will leave a unique footprint on you and your body. If something doesn't feel right, chances are it isn't. If something hurts, sit back and attempt the exercise again when you are stronger in a week or two.Walking is great: the movement of walking mobilises your pelvis, hips and lumbar spine to help with healing. Try doing pelvic floor exercises and avoid leaning over your buggy as you walk.Pelvic stability is key: all exercise should be conducted with a strong and stable pelvis and lumbar spine. This should be the first thing you address.Have faith in your body's ability to heal and strengthen.Look after your pelvic floor: especially wh…