A safe and enjoyable work-out specifically tailored for during and after pregnancy. These classes are taken by physiotherapists experienced in Women’s Health.
Fully Qualified Instructors
During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many physical and hormonal changes that affect the stability of the pelvis and spine. The joints, muscles and ligaments of the body are put under increasing amounts of stress as pregnancy progresses, which can result in altered postural alignment and sometimes pain.
After childbirth, many women find that the pain they were experiencing whilst pregnant ceases, but instead they are left with decreased support in the lower back and pelvis, have poor control over the tummy muscles, and feel that they have a “jelly belly”. The pelvic floor muscles are very often weakened during the event of child birth, and research indicates that exercises specific to the pelvic floor and inner abdominal can greatly assist with the recovery from abdominal diastasis and prevention against the development of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Our Pre and Post-Natal Pilates classes are safe and effective for women during their pregnancy and assist in the recovery after pregnancy. Pilates is a safe, low impact exercise program which focuses on increasing the muscular support of the lower abdominal and pelvic floor, providing increased support to the lower back and pelvic girdle.
Classes are supervised by physiotherapists trained in the field of Women’s Health, who have also undertaken additional study with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute into pre and postnatal exercises. These exercises are specifically designed to train the muscles supporting the body as it changes and recovers from pregnancy-related discomfort. Our classes are kept to small numbers to ensure that every women participating has constant supervision and feedback, and every exercise is monitored to match to the ability of each individual.
Initially to enter the Pilates class you will need to have an assessment by one of our Physiotherapist and attain clearance from your GP, Obstetrician or Midwife.