POSTNATAL PILATES CLASSES
Our post pregnancy exercise class (Muscle Mums) have been developed following increasing demands from mothers who want to get back to their pre-pregnancy shape and need help with early safe exercising after the birth.
Each class involves approximately one hour of postnatal specific exercises with your baby and interactive learning topics such as:
Strengthening deep abdominal and back muscles
Improving and restoring pelvic floor muscles
Adopting correct lifting and handling techniques
Small classes (a maximum of six mums with their babies) allow time for the physiotherapist to work one on one with each mum.
Vanea Atwood, our Women’s Health Physiotherapist, has over twenty years of experience in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders. Vanea is located at our Northbridge clinic and has a particular interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of:
Womens pelvic health problems – assessment, treatment, education and retraining.
Pilates-based exercise programs – full studio and mat work sessions.
Pre-natal treatment and exercise:
Early intervention and advice for your changing shape
Specific guidance on your safe exercise levels
Treatment for any pelvic instability and/or pain
Exercises to guide you through your labour Pilates for pregnancy
Post-natal treatment and exercise:
Post-natal check-up 2-6 weeks after delivery
Treatment and advice for mastitis
Care, support and advice or perineal trauma
Treatment of any associated bladder or bowel dysfunction
Individual and group exercise specific to your mode of delivery
Women’s health physiotherapy:
Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions associated with ageing
Menopausal changes impacting on your muscles and bones
Osteoporosis – individual exercise advice and programs
Specific treatments related to pelvic floor problems (stress urinary incontinence, frequency/urgency, back pain)