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What does a physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists are trained health professionals who can help with common pregnancy discomforts and recovery after having a baby.

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Pelvic pain in pregnancy

Some women develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).

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Flat feet in children

Most toddlers are flat footed because the arch in their foot develops as your child grows. Find out more about the causes and treatment of flat feet.

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Abdominal separation (diastasis recti)

Abdominal separation (diastasis recti or DRAM) is when the stomach muscles separate during and after pregnancy. Find out how to identify and treat it.

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Pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.

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Flattened head

Plagiocephaly (flattened or misshapen head) means an uneven or asymmetrical head shape. Plagiocephaly won't affect your baby's brain development but it should be treated.

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Bladder and bowel incontinence during pregnancy

Incontinence of your bladder (wee) or bowel (poo) is quite common during pregnancy. Find out what causes it, and how you can help prevent it.

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Positional talipes

Positional talipes is a foot problem where your baby is born with a foot that is turned in. Read on to learn how to treat positional talipes.

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Teeth grinding (bruxism) in children

Find out about teeth grinding and clenching (called bruxism) in children, including signs of teeth grinding and available treatments.

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Injuries during pregnancy

There are many ways you can be injured during pregnancy. Learn what to do if you’re pregnant and have a fall, accident, burn, or other injury.

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