Maternity Physio

About Me

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Hi, my name is Niamh and I am a chartered physiotherapist. I established Maternity Physio about 7 years ago, after experiencing some pelvic pain myself during my first pregnancy. I realised how difficult it is to find help out there fast! I did some research and discovered some techniques and exercises that really helped. I soon realised that it is not “normal” to have pain in pregnancy and it is not something you have to endure. There are ways to get control and start to enjoy being pregnant again.  After having 3 children, I also know the importance of being strong for motherhood and I enjoy helping mums focus on postnatal weakness and diastasis recti, if they need to. Hence, setting up Maternity Physio and getting specific training, so now I can place all of my energies and expertise in to helping to put other women back on track too and getting good results! I am skilled in the assessment and treatment of obstetric and postnatal musculoskeletal problems (having a few tricks up my sleeve to help get you on the road to recovery). I also know when to refer onto other specialists when needed. Some Postgraduate Courses covered include:

  • Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions– Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
  • Treatment and management of Diastsis of Recti– FitBackandBumps
  • Bump to Baby,treating the pregnant patient-The London School of Osteopathy
  • Rectus Diastsis Rehabilitation, Integrating PostNatal Physiotherapy and Functional Training – Jenny Burrell/Maria Elliott/Diane Lee
  • Hypermobility Syndrome:The Spectrum of the condition-University of Hertfordshire
  • Antenatal and Postnatal Pilates– APPI Healthgroup
  • Mummy MOT Training- Maria Elliott and Jenny Burrell
  • Physiotherapy Assessment and management of Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions-Advanced Study Day– Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor examination, Entry level –Ruth Jones Phd
  • Affiliate member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists
  • Pelvic Girdle Partnership- Recommended Practitioner

I make a point of keeping up to date with the latest research and developments in the area of obstetric physiotherapy and use evidence based methods only, in accordance with the rules laid down by the health regulating bodies. Ensuring I offer the best available physiotherapy care to pregnant women and mums. When I am not working you will probably find me on a school run or spending time with my 3 boys in the park!

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