Pilates Physio Style offers tailored pregnancy (pre natal) and after pregnancy (post natal) classes. Our experienced team with post graduate qualifications in Women's pelvic health have worked for many years both treating women during their pregnancy and beyond. We offer one on one as well as small group prenatal and postnatal sessions.
Scientific evidence supports the links between stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and back pain, and SUI during the postpartum period is related to the presence of SUI in pregnancy. For a new or expectant mother this is important to address before it becomes a problem. There is very strong evidence (Level 1; ICI 2017) that individualised and supervised pelvic floor muscle training delivered by a physiotherapist helps to prevent and reduce SUI. Our classes are "pelvic floor" safe, individually tailored and progressive to attain optimal benefits to cope with the demands of pregnancy and beyond. Classes are modified to suit each stage of an individual's pregnancy e.g. using wedges when lying on your back, taping and belly tubigrip for extra support.
Pilates Physio Style is a provider of online courses on behalf of Fitness Australia addressing Optimal Exercise During Pregnancy and Optimal Exercise After Pregnancy.
Before you start your prenatal or postnatal physio class you will require an initial assessment (one hour). This will help us to tailor exercises to address your specific requirements as an individual within the small group environment, and objective measures to evaluate your improvement throughout the term.
During this assessment we will:
When can I attend a prenatal class?
If you have been doing physio classes prior to pregnancy and your medical provider has cleared you for exercise there is no reason to stop your physio classes when you find out you are pregnant.
It is safe to continue your classes up until the time you give birth, but most pregnant women tend to stop around 36-38 weeks depending on how they feel.
When can I attend a postnatal class?
You can commence or return to classes once your medical practitioner, at the 6-week check, has cleared you. If you are new to physio classes, as a guideline you can commence 12 weeks post delivery, provided again, you have clearance from your medical provider.