At FNQ Health Co. we have a special interest in pregnancy and prenatal health and wellness.
Pregnancy is a time of immense change – both physical and emotionally. At FNQ Health Co. we offer a range of services that can help you in your pregnancy and postpartum journey. We recommend every pregnant woman have a pelvic floor screen at the start of her pregnancy to minimise risk of pelvic floor and musculoskeletal dysfunction. We also offer musculoskeletal support including pregnancy massage and expert pre-natal physiotherapy to support your physical journey towards birth.
Pre Natal Care
During pregnancy, the woman’s body continually changes. The growing baby and hormonal changes can soften connective tissue impacting the distribution of load in the body. This can lead to pregnancy-related back pain, pelvic pain, pubic pain, pelvic floor load and increased strain in the bladder and bowel.
At FNQ Health we love working with mums to be and we treat and manage a range of pelvic floor and musculoskeletal conditions during pregnancy. The pregnant body just never ceases to amaze us, in all of its incredible nature.
“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” — Carrie Fisher
While your little babe is growing, prenatal physio can help with;
- Decrease pregnancy related joint pain
- Reduce pelvic girdle, hip & back pain
- Manage anxiety and depression
- Decrease postpartum dysfunction
- Pelvic floor strengthening
- Decreased likelihood of gestational diabetes
- Improve sleep, circulation & energy levels
- Pelvic floor symptoms like incontinence, constipation and pelvic pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Pregnancy & exercise
- Neck, middle back and rib pain
- Birth preparation & education
Women’s health physiotherapists all over Australia continue to hear a similar narrative and phrase at postpartum appointments – “I wish I had have known”. In order to try and change this narrative we have been increasingly encouraging women to seek assistance much earlier in their pregnancy journey.
Birth preparation with a Women’s health physio is another tool you can use when you are navigating this special time. We believe it is an essential tool to getting your body ready for pregnancy, delivery and beyond by increasing your understanding and knowledge of the birth process, the external pelvis and the internal pelvis (pelvic floor).
If you’d like to make an appointment for a prenatal or pregnancy physio appointment for you, or another mama you may know, you can book below. We also have online appointments if you’d prefer this or can’t make it into the clinic!
Book your initial pregnancy physio appointment below:
Booking online with FNQ Health Co. is by far the quickest and easiest method.
You’ll receive all the confirmation & follow up emails required to make your appointment. You can also manage your appointment online too. Simply select the service and options below.
We look forwards to seeing you in the clinic soon!
Need help booking?
Our admin team is here to help. If you’re having trouble booking or would prefer a different method, please reach out to us below and we will get back to you asap.