Pre and post natal physio

pelvic floor, diastasis recti, massage & fitness

Pre and Post-Natal Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists with experience in pre and post natal physiotherapy can help with bladder, bowel or pelvic floor concerns during or after pregnancy as well as treat for any musculoskeletal pain you may develop during and after in your lower back, upper back or around the groin and pelvis, wrist and thumb.  

Common issues experienced that we can treat are:

  • lower and upper back pain
  • loss of pelvic floor control
  • symphysis pubis pain
  • sacroiliac pain
  • sciatica pain
  • diastasis recti (splitting of abdomen)
  • carpal tunnel syndrome (pins and needles in the hands)
  • dequervains (pain around the big thumb joint)

Pre-Natal Physiotherapy Services Offered by Health2u At Your Home

  • Pelvic Floor Exercises to maintain Optimal Pelvic Floor Function During Pregnancy 
  • Access to our Pelvic Floor & Core Program Workout App During Pregnancy 
  • Core Exercises to help prevent significant Diastasis Recti from developing
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Treatment to resolve any pain
  • Pre-natal Pilates
  • Pregnancy massage

Post-Natal Physiotherapy Services Offered by Health2u At Your Home

  • Abdominal Muscle Retraining and Diastasis Healing following birth 
  • Access to our Online Diastasis Healing Workout App following birth or any time after birth
  • Pelvic Floor Function Rehab 
  • Access to our Online Pelvic Floor Rehab Workout App After Birth or any time after birth 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Treatment to resolve any pain
  • Post-natal pilates
  • Post-natal fitness – more details on our FIT MAMA page
  • Breast massage and ultrasound when breastfeeding – unblock milk ducts, improve lactation and prevent development of mastitis
  • Post-natal massage and baby massage
  • Home Visit to assess different postures when looking after your baby to help prevent upper and lower back pain
  • Scar Tissue massage after cesarean section birth to reduce sensitivity and scar tissue adhesions

The Health2Mama Ultimate Recovery Session


Having become a mother herself Rebecca Aldridge put together the ‘Ultimate Recovery Session’ for mums after birth in the comfort of their own home. This session can be anytime after birth but is recommended within in the first 6 weeks and can be made bespoke including some or all of the services below:

  • relaxing and pain relieving 45 mins or 1 hour massage for mum (click here for more info)
  • 20 min baby massage session including teaching mum basic massage techniques to carry out with their baby (click here for more info)
  • check for the presence of a diastasis recti (DRAM)
  • check of pelvic floor function
  • teaching and checking basic pelvic floor exercises
  • assessing the lifting, feeding and carrying techniques of the mother and baby and advising how to prevent the onset of upper and low back pain, chest and shoulder pain
  • Recovery Session Cost – 250sgd for 90 Mins and 325sgd for 2 hours

What to expect with pelvic floor physiotherapy?

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is not just making your pelvic floor muscles stronger but also your abdominal muscles, back muscles, diaphragm and hip muscles stronger. It also will look at your dietary habits and behavioural habits and retrain the body to allow it to work to its best form.

What Happens To Abdominal Muscles During Pregnancy – The Diastasis Recti?

More relaxin in pregnancy causes more relaxing of the muscles and they can separate during pregnancy. In approximately 30% of pregnant women the 2 rectus abdominis muscles can separate known as the diastasis rectus. A way to feel is to place 2 fingers above your tummy button and do an abdominal curl – if the 2 fingers can fit into a gap between the abdominal muscles it would be worth seeing a physiotherapist to have a check. AVOID doing abdominal crunches and exercises in a plank position if suspect you may have one as will make your condition worse.

Contact Us

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    Your Therapists

    Laura O'ByrneSpecialist Senior Physiotherapist
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    Laura owns and runs Health2u with Bex Aldridge. She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric, acute orthopaedic and musculo-skeletal departments. Laura has a very fun and lively manner which helps to motivate clients to exercise and participate in their physiotherapy. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Laura is one of our experts in pre and postnatal physiotherapy to relieve low back pain, sacroiliac pain and other pains associated with pregnancy. She also is experienced in correcting a Diastasis Recti and helping restore bladder control with pelvic floor exercises. She specialises in designing and putting programmes of physiotherapy into practice: therapeutic exercise; manipulations; massage; education; the use of electro-therapeutic and other modalities, with a focus on being active. She is also an experienced ergonomics assessor, on which subject she oversees set-ups and delivers talks. In her spare time, Laura enjoys Pilates, going to the gym and exploring South East Asia

    Services

    baby massage
    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    women's health physiotherapy
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    cardiac rehab
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    shockwave therapy for pain
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist since 2012.  She first worked with Jurong Health establishing the rehab protocols and workflow for the critically ill patients of ICU.  Ezora then became a certified clinical educator training students in both (musculokskeletal) pain relief and sports physio over the years at Jurong Health.  She decided to pursue her interest in the musculoskeletal and sports side of physiotherapy by becoming a physio for the student athletes during the Annual University Games from 2015-2019 & Singapore Male and Female football teams whilst working privately for a clinic. Throughout the years of rehabilitating clients she developed a strong interest in using a number of her combined skills as a musculoskeletal physio and sports physio to treat pain that has developed in any area of the body and also during pregnancy and after birth; she is great at prescribing exercises that effectively build strength in the core and throughout the body. She also has a great reputation for her massage techniques and hands on manual therapy treatments. Through her experience with sports teams she developed a lot of practice in Kinesiology taping, rehab techniques and strengthening and she is also undertaking regular courses with the Australia Physiotherapy Association (APA) to continuously upgrade her skills in treating women at different life stages. Ezora can speak fluid English and Cantonese and as a person Ezora is well liked being kind, considerate and very dedicated to her clients.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Dr Aruna Vijaya RatnamAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She is also a certified lymphodema and wound management therapist by the International Lymphodema and Wound Training Institute. Dr Aruna joined Juronghealth Services in 2014 where she has been specializing in rehabilitation. Having managed the Day Rehabilitation centre at Jurong Community Hospital for 1.5 years she is well versed in managing patients requiring rehabilitation for orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric and women’s health conditions. Moreover while persuing her bachelor’s degree Dr Aruna had the opportunity to work with and learn from the women’s health physiotherapists at the Mater Women’s and children’s hospital where she gained experience and knowledge working with pre-natal and post-natal mums, baby massage and healing of the diastesis recti and developed a love with working with these mums. Dr Aruna is passionate about rehabilitating patients with an orthopaedic condition and has been co-leading the Jurong Community Hospital’s inpatient orthopaedic team. She is a certified Clinical Educator with the Singapore Institute of Technology and provides regular teaching and training sessions for both student physiotherapists and junior physiotherapists. She has given regular continuing medical education (CME) talks on hip fracture and rehabilitation and she was part of the Hip integrated care pathway team that was awarded the NUHS-MOCHTAR RIADY PINNACLE AWARDS in 2019. She has also initiated Total knee replacement classes in both the acute and community settings that patients have enjoyed. Dr Aruna is a passionate, dedicated and personable physiotherapist who always seeks to give her best to helping her patients achieve their desired outcomes.

    Services

    breastfeeding relief
    fit mama exercise and nutrition
    pre and post natal massage
    pre and post natal physio
    diastasis recti correction
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    care homes
    deep tissue massage
    sports massage
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    amputees
    massage
    swedish massage
    womens health physiotherapy
    womens health & paediatric
    Sharmala PillayAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Sharmala has been working as a physiotherapist for 14 years. She started out in community rehabilitation before moving to the sports and musculoskeletal field. She has work experience in sports and musculoskeletal field since 2008 when she was practising at the Singapore Sports School. Since 2010, she started working private physiotherapy and doctors clinics. She has a passion for treating Athletes and dancers as well as conducting talks and workshops on injury prevention and management as well as proper office ergonomics.

    Services

    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    patient feedback
    services for pain and injury
    acupuncture
    bone conditioning programme
    business
    care homes
    musculoskeletal and sports
    exercise and rehab programmes
    kinesiology taping
    osteoporosis programmes
    rheumatology physiotherapy
    sports physiotherapy
    neurological services
    falls prevention programmes
    hold back parkinsons exercise
    physio after surgery
    physio for pain
    post surgery
    oncology physiotherapy
    massage
    pilates
    workstation assessment
    ergonomic presentations
    chest physiotherapy
    golf fitness assessments
    Aneesa AnsariSpecialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
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    Aneesa is a fully registered paediatric physiotherapist with 7 years of experience. She has vast experience dealing with children from infant to young adults with various needs and abilities. She has interned with KKH and worked closely with NUH in the children’s clinic with NUH paediatric doctors. She also has immense experience with community rehabilitation for children. Early intervention with Thye Hwa Kwan EPIC as well as school integration and home-based therapy services with AWWA have helped to enhance her knowledge and skill in this field. She has given talks in hospitals such as Ren Ci and Tertiary Institutions to both public, parents and teachers/educators. Aneesa completed her Diploma in Physiotherapy locally before graduating from Queen Margaret University, Edinburg with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree. She has enrolled to complete her Masters in Paediatric Physiotherapy with Monash University, Australia. She continues to upgrade her skills by attending to relevant paediatric courses regularly. She is registered with AHPC and Singapore Physiotherapy Association. Aneesa has experience with a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from neurological conditions like Cerebral Palsy to congenital conditions like SMA, DMD as well as rare disorders like Charcot Marie Tooth and various syndromes. Having a child of her own enables Aneesa to understand challenges face by parents and treat their bubs as her own with patience and love.

    Services

    pre and post natal physio
    care of the older
    neurological physiotherapy
    older person's therapy
    patient feedback
    paediatric physiotherapy
    women's health physiotherapy