An Estimated 80%

of Mothers Will Experience a

Birth Injury During Labour

or Childbirth

Get ACC-Funded Care and Take a Faster

Road to Recovery With Our Expert Physiotherapist

An Estimated 80%

of Mothers Will Experience a

Birth Injury During Labour

or Childbirth

Get ACC Birthing Injury Physio Care and Take a Faster

Road to Recovery With Our Expert Physiotherapist

Don’t Let Your Birth Injury

Impact You Any Longer

Traumatic birth injuries often need more than the basic level of care. They may have specific nuances that don’t make them “one size fits all.” Things like prolapses, tears, dislocations, and other labour and birth complications may not heal on their own without the help of a trained eye and a gentle approach.

Return to Form is dedicated to helping new mothers recover from birth injuries by getting them the specific care they need. Our senior physiotherapist, Zee Sharif, is an expert in this area and has been helping hundreds of new mothers heal from birth injuries for over 17 years. Her care is now covered by ACC (co-payment applies).

Zee’s extensive understanding of pregnancy, pelvic floor health, and postnatal care has allowed her to greatly improve the lives of hundreds of new mothers. She is passionate about making positive differences in new mothers’ lives while improving strength, minimizing aches and pains, and creating better body confidence with safe movement and exercises. Zee uses a mixture of specific physio techniques, acupuncture and Pilates rehab to tailor a treatment plan that best fits her patients’ postpartum needs.

Very hands-on when it comes to helping the body heal, Zee has experience treating patients with the following:

  • Bowel and bladder incontinence

  • Vaginal prolapse, uterus prolapse, bowel prolapse, and bladder

  • Prolapse

  • Pain during sex

  • Bladder pain

  • Overactive bladder

  • Obstructive defecation

  • Constipation

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pelvic pain (e.g. endometriosis, prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome)

  • Sexual dysfunction/pain and sexual trauma

  • Rehabilitation for pelvic surgery

  • Visceral mobilization- for internal scarring/dysfunction

  • Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation

If you suffered a birth injury from labour or delivery after October 1, 2022, Return to Form can submit a claim on your behalf. Zee can then build a treatment plan that has the biggest impact possible. Birth injury and aftercare are now covered by ACC, including prolapses, dislocations, tears, haematomas, and more. Now, new mothers have access to care earlier and may begin to recover faster and with more confidence.

ACC Birthing injuries physio

Don’t Let Your Birth Injury

Impact You Any Longer

Traumatic birth injuries often need more than the basic level of care. They may have specific nuances that don’t make them “one size fits all.” Things like prolapses, tears, dislocations, and other labour and birth complications may not heal on their own without the help of a trained eye and a gentle approach.

Return to Form is dedicated to helping new mothers recover from birth injuries by getting them the specific care they need. Our senior physiotherapist, Zee Sharif, is an expert in this area and has been helping hundreds of new mothers heal from birth injuries for over 17 years. Her care is now covered by ACC (co-payment applies).

Zee & her team have extensive understanding of pregnancy, pelvic floor health, and postnatal care. This has allowed them to greatly improve the lives of hundreds of new mothers. They are passionate about making positive differences in new mothers’ lives while improving strength, minimising aches and pains, and creating better body confidence with safe movement and exercises.

They use a mixture of evidence based physio techniques, massage, stretches, acupuncture and Pilates rehab to tailor a treatment plan that best fits the patients’ post baby needs.

Very hands-on when it comes to helping the body heal, the team has experience treating patients with the following:

ACC Birthing injuries physio
  • Bowel and bladder incontinence

  • Pelvic organ prolapse: Vaginal, Uterus and Bowel

  • Pain during sex

  • Pain: Pelvic area/back/hips

  • Any issues after forceps/ventouse used to deliver baby

  • Fractured coccyx

  • Tears in and around the perineum and vagina

  • Sprains & strains of pelvic ligaments

If you suffered a birth injury from labour or delivery after October 1, 2022, Return to Form can submit a claim on your behalf. We can then build a treatment plan that has the biggest impact possible. Birth injury and aftercare are now covered by ACC, including prolapses, dislocations, tears, hematomas, and more. Now, new mothers have access to care earlier and may begin to recover faster and with more confidence.

ACC Birthing injuries physio

09-886 4611

Wynyard Quarter

120 Beaumont Street

Ponsonby

179a Ponsonby Road

Entry on Franklin Road

Ponsonby

179a Ponsonby Road

Entry on Franklin Road