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Why every new mum needs physical therapy

A very interesting article by Julie Revelant, published in Fox Health News on 17 April. She argues that every new mother needs physical therapy in order to rehabilitate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that become weakened during childbirth. We would recommend this after the 6-week postpartum check up.


Why every new mom needs physical therapy

By Julie Revelant, originally published on Fox Health News on 17 April 2016

After she gave birth to her son, Valerie Orsoni knew what to expect: a prescription from her doctor for 12 sessions of physical therapy to rehabilitate her pelvic floor muscles.

 “Even when you’re a little girl in France, your mom always tells you to stay stretched and to always tuck in your tummy and contract your abs. When you do that, naturally it leads to contracting the perineum,” Orsoni, 45,  the founder of Lebodychallenge.com, said.

After the birth of her son, now 19, Orsoni underwent biofeedback, a treatment that uses an electrode or probe inserted into the vagi…

Free women's health talk

Free women's health talkTuesday 13th November - 11am (The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy)

Free woman's health talk by our physiotherapist, Katie Howard. Topics discussed will include women health issues such as stress incontinence, pelvic floor issues and exercises to improve the core. Katie is happy to answer any questions you might have. Coffee at Artisian follows this talk for those who want to. Booking essential.


For more information or to book your place, please send an email to suzanne@putneyclinic.co.uk or call the reception at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy on 020 8789 3881.