We are extremely fortunate to offer pre & post natal pelvic health care at PhysioFix
Renee Hansen has recently returned from maternity leave after having her second baby in 2021. Her own personal experience with pain during pregnancy and the health system post-partum encouraged her to undertake pelvic floor physiotherapy training. She is currently offering pelvic floor physiotherapy for pre and post natal clients.
Pre-natal physiotherapy is advised once a woman is into the second trimester of pregnancy. This is a wonderful time in a woman’s life and so many changes occur in the body. These changes can unfortunately come with pain in and around your back, pelvis, legs as well as other areas. Pre-natal physiotherapy can help to try and minimise your discomfort and give you strategies and advice to aid you throughout your pregnancy.
Post-natal physiotherapy is advised from 6 weeks post-partum. This is a general check of the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles and a general check of any other aches/pains you may have. Your physiotherapist will also advise on return to exercise and give you a tailored exercise programme for this.
What to expect at a womens health physiotherapy appointment:
- A discussion about- what brought you into the clinic, medical history, injury history, current issues, and current goals.
- A musculoskeletal assessment targeting areas of concern from the initial discussion- this could include your back, pelvis and hips but isn’t limited to these areas.
- A pelvic floor assessment- Your physiotherapist will discuss whether an internal pelvic floor assessment is an option for you.
- Advice regarding any findings from the assessments.
- Education around how to proceed in the best way possible.
- A treatment plan for anything identified in the assessment- which could include hands on treatment, acupuncture, exercises.
- A tailored home exercise programme to help you achieve your goal.
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Renee Hansen graduated from AUT at the end of 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She went on to do a postgraduate certificate in Western Acupuncture in 2013. She is currently doing her Comprehensive Polestar Pilates qualification to be a Pilates instructor.
Renee has been working in musculoskeletal private practice since graduating. Renee has a great passion for sports Physiotherapy and has worked with rugby, touch, tag, netball and several different school sports teams.
Outside of work she enjoys scuba diving, aerial sports and generally being active. She spends her time outside of work with her family and friends. Renee has recently returned from maternity leave after having her second baby in 2021.
Please call the clinic to book your free initial consultation call.