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Maternity Physiotherapy

We are a team of specialist physiotherapists who assess and treat women with pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain and pelvic floor issues, either during pregnancy or after delivery.  We work closely with the GPs, midwives and the obstetric doctors.

What do we do?

We can see women with the following problems both in pregnancy and after delivery:

  1. Pelvic girdle pain
  2. Low back pain
  3. Rib pain
  4. Divarication of recti (separation of tummy muscles)
  5. Urinary incontinence
  6. Bowel incontinence
  7. Pelvic organ prolapse
  8. Pain with intercourse
  9. 3rd and 4th degree perineal tears

The following videos which can be viewed on YouTube have been created to help you with the following problems:

How can I get a referral to maternity physio?

If you experience any of the above problems, speak to your midwife, GP or obstetric hospital doctor and they will refer you to physiotherapy.

Where are the maternity physiotherapists based?

We are based in Royal Berkshire Hospital Physiotherapy East on East Drive, the building next to A+E and opposite the car park barriers.  We work Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 16:00 hrs.  We also visit the postnatal wards in the morning between 08:00 and 11:00 hrs, where we see postnatal women who have been referred to physio on the wards.

Contact details:    Telephone: 0118 322 7811


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