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What is a caesarean section?



A caesarean section is a surgical procedure where a baby is born through an incision made in the mother’s abdomen.


What problems can arise from a caesarean?



Caesarean section can cause scarring, pain and weak abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. As a result of the trauma, women have an increased risk in developing pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor can have a wide range of symptoms, including urinary or faecal incontinence. In addition, deep stabilising muscles which play a key role in supporting the back can become weakened; resulting in frequent back complaints following caesarean section.


Core stability and pelvic floor exercises supervised by a experienced therapistAbove: Core stability and pelvic floor exercises supervised by a experienced therapist



What can physiotherapy do to help?



Physiotherapy can help back pain and urinary incontinence following caesarean section. Exercises include:

Summary



A caesarean section is a procedure whereby a baby is born through an incision made in the mother’s abdomen. Various problems can arise for the mother after giving birth this way, including back pain, weak abdominal muscles, and urinary and faecal incontinence.


Physiotherapy exercises can help.



To find out more information or to book an appointment, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800, or email us at: office@manchesterphysio.co.uk. You can also book an appointment online today!