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Physiotherapy, a physical medicine for pregnant women


Jul 5, 2024

BUJUMBURA, July 4th (ABP) – Dr Déo Ndayishimiye, Director General of the Professional Centre for Physiotherapy (CP KINÉ), held a press conference on Saturday 29 June to inform the public and raise awareness of the role of perinatal physiotherapy in pregnant women, during and after childbirth.

According to Dr. Ndayishimiye, physiotherapy for pregnant women is necessary to reduce pain. It also helps to prevent stress during pregnancy and childbirth.

He advised pregnant women to reduce the use of harmful drugs so that they can participate in occupational rehabilitation to prevent diseases related to work on the neck and lower limb joints.

He also added that physiotherapy during pregnancy helps to prevent post-partum complications.

Dr. Ndayishimiye pointed out that rural women experience a number of pathologies during pregnancy until they come to see pregnancy as an illness.  He therefore called on everyone to encourage pregnant women to take an active part in vocational rehabilitation. Dr. Ndayishimiye stressed that the reasons why Burundian women do not attend physiotherapy sessions include a lack of information and awareness about the role of physiotherapy, as well as a lack of resources for some women.