Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery (AACP, 2015).
After a vaginal or cesarean delivery your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles will have been hugely stretched and possibly damaged which can make it harder to get them working well again afterwards.
Your body will heal on its own but it is important for you to know what is normal and what isn’t on your road to recovery...
Clinical Pilates is a form of "trunk" control training most of us call "core stability", not "core strengthening". The difference between these two terms is often missed in the health and fitness world, or sometimes the terms get mixed up, which is confusing.