Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Giving birth can be the most memorable day of a woman’s life, and we want it to be for the happiest of reasons!!

From your first trimester to delivery, motherhood to menopause, our Women’s Health Specialists at River Physio are here to educate, treat and help women reduce unnecessary risk and dysfunction.

What to expect at River Physio?

At River Physio, you can expect one-on-one care with a female therapist. It is completely natural to feel anxious, uneasy and scared of incontinence, pelvic pain, painful sex, prolapse or any other symptoms you may be having. These problems can be completely solved with our physiotherapy maneuvers at River Physio.

We provide prenatal and postnatal physiotherapy services for moms-to-be and the new moms.

Physiotherapy for Pregnancy and Labour (Prenatal)

At River Physio, our physical therapists are committed to helping you achieve a healthy labour process. During pregnancy, your body undergoes various physiological and musculoskeletal changes. Your ligaments become more pliable, blood volume increases and even your posture changes. This can be associated with gestational diabetes, breathing problems, musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, pelvic pain, leaking urine, feeling of pressure or heaviness in vagina.

A pregnant woman should prepare for the delivery in the same way that a sportsperson trains months for a competition or a student prepares for exams.

We aim to facilitate a more flexible birth canal for the baby to pass through, with minimal resistance to the baby and therefore less soft tissue and joint damage to you. However this should be achieved only by a proper and safer prenatal exercise program. This is not the time for experimenting. You need an expert to assist you.

At River Physio , our well trained physiotherapists help look after your body during pregnancy, and to recover after childbirth by prescribing a safe and healthy prenatal program. The program includes

  • Conditioning the heart and lungs with gentle aerobic exercises within your safe heart rate limits.
  • Exercises for spinal & abdominal muscles to manage back & neck pain, strains and sprains.
  • Strengthening perineal muscles to get you strong and prepared for labour.
  • Soft tissue release to decrease your muscle soreness.
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic and intercostal breathing techniques, relaxation positions to perform your daily activities with ease and primarily to manage breathing while you push during the labour.


Bringing new life into this world is a life changing experience. But sometimes it can leave a new mom a little beaten up.

“Remember you were only pregnant and not sick for 9 months! Pregnancy is not an illness”.

After your childbirth, the responsibility increases. Already a shattered body, stretched ligaments, weak perineal muscles, leaking urine, pain around the birth canal, added weight and quite often the sombre mood does not seem to help you. And now you have, round the clock duty to take care of your beloved child.

Our team at River Physio completely understands what is going on with you. We will assess you and enlist your problems. Slowly we will encourage you to start a little bit of exercises as soon as possible after delivery. We will provide you more information on how to look after yourself and about what things you need to be careful of.

The physiotherapist in charge of you will carry the exercises forward with gradual progressions. It will help treat problems that have occurred because of pregnancy and help prevent future physical problems. We will help you look after yourself while you look after your child. Our postnatal program offers

  • Aerobic exercises to get you back in shape.
  • Core stability training to get rid of your mum tum.
  • Pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor muscles and your back.
  • Pelvic floor training to improve your bowel and bladder functions and to prevent urine leakage and painful sex
  • Exercise and stretch programs focusing on improving pelvic alignment to help mothers with diastasis recti.
  • Ergonomic and postural advice including corrections for child care and other functional activities.

After all, we all love mothers.

Common women health problems treated at River Physio

Bladder Incontinence, Stress Urinary Incontinence, Urge Urinary Incontinence, Mixed Urinary Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Nocturnia, Nocturnal Enuresis, Diastasis Recti, Rectal Prolapse, Uterine Prolapse, Pelvic Pain, Dysmenorrhea, Dyspareunia, Endometriosis, Vulvar Pain

Why choose us?

  • At River Physio, our physiotherapists in Singapore clinic integrate Gate control and Biopsychosocial model of pain for management
  • 1-1 care and exercise programs with our female rehab therapists under supervision of our Principal physiotherapists
  • Over 20 years of field experience
  • We understand the contraindications during pregnancy. Hence, we use safe hands-on approach to manage your pains and aches.
  • Able to make a proper diagnosis, we hence always manage a quicker and faster recovery rate
  • Affordable price pre-natal and post-natal exercise programs
At River Physio,

You are not just a patient. You are family.