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Lidder Therapies offers physiotherapy during pregnancy in Hitchin

Pregnancy physiotherapy is a specialised physiotherapy assessment for all musculoskeletal dysfunctions relating to pregnancy. We can assess and provide effective treatment, advice and exercises at any stage of your pregnancy. 


Whilst many women will go through pregnancy with no concerns, 1 in 5 will have some pain or dysfunction. Pregnancy can cause considerable strain on the body and all women will experience changes which will affect them in different ways.


We want to help you alleviate and manage your pregnancy symptoms so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and remain active throughout doing the things that you enjoy. 


As well as musculoskeletal symptoms of the joints and muscles you may be experiencing symptoms of the pelvis and pelvic floor. This could include bladder and bowel concerns or leakage, pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor weakness. You could have concerns regarding your delivery options. 


From 35 weeks we can advise on Moxa treatment to help turn breech babies, provide pre birth acupuncture, assess for risk of vaginal prolapse and anal sphincter injuries and advise on perineal massage. 

Lidder Therapies, Physiotherapy, Hitchin

Who is pregnancy physiotherapy for?

Pre​gnancy physiotherapy can be helpful if you are pregnant and experiencing any of the following:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain

  • Pelvic girdle pain - Sacroiliac pain

  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain

  • Sciatica

  • Rib pain

  • Diastasis recti (separated tummy muscles) 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain/ pins and needles in hands) 

  • Wrist pain

  • Pelvic floor weakness

  • Bladder or bowel problems – (incontinence or constipation)

  • Vulval pain

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Birth preparation


You may find this leaflet on pelvic girdle pain helpful. 

How can pregnancy physiotherapy help? 


At Lidder Therapies we have a wealth of experience in relieving and resolving any pain and physical problems you might be experiencing. We understand that one woman’s pregnancy can be hugely different to another woman’s pregnancy and your treatment will always be specific to your needs. 


Treatment options may include a combination of the following:

  • Lifestyle advice of pacing activities of daily living 

  • Postural advice on functional movements  

  • Taping

  • General exercise advice 

  • Fitting and measurement of pregnancy belts

  • Manual Therapy (soft tissue release work, massage, joint mobilisations)

  • Lifestyle advice regarding bladder/bowel management

  • Acupuncture 

  • Moxa treatment for breech babies

  • Acupuncture for birth preparation

  • Individualised pelvic floor muscle training

  • Education and support regarding perineal massage

  • Birth preparation assessment and advice 


If you are unsure how physiotherapy can help you during your pregnancy please get in touch or book online here.



I am so impressed with the treatment received from Bally. Since my first session 6 weeks ago, my pain has decreased considerably and my pregnancy has been much more comfortable (and enjoyable!) I couldn’t recommend Bally enough to any expectant mother struggling with pelvic and back pain!

Miss MH

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