Physiotherapy plays very important role during antenatal and postnatal period for healthier pregnancy, child birth and regain the shape back to normal. Similarly, paediatric physiotherapy, which is a dynamic field of clinical practice, offers the provision of habilitation and rehabilitation services to children (birth to 21 years).
The key role is to educate pregnant woman for pregnancy, labour and childcare advice on safe and appropriate exercises and to identify and treat musculoskeletal problems. After a normal delivery one can start exercise after two days, and in case of c-section wait for five days or more. The healthy weight range reduces the risk of infertility and improve the chance of conceiving spontaneously and through assistive reproductive technologies, like IVF and IUI.
Physiotherapist treats conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders through Chest physiotherapy, Physiotherapy for developmental delay, Limb length correction, Foot correction and management, and Muscle strengthening exercises. Antenatal exercises are conducted according the trimesters of pregnant women. Postnatal exercises are conducted for muscle strengthening, regaining the shape of the body and back strengthening exercise.