During pregnancy practicing Pilates is a safe way to look after your body to ensure you are strong, supple and ready for delivery. If you are experiencing pain in your back, pelvis, hips, neck and/or ribs, our qualified Physiotherapists and Pilates instructors can tailor exercises to help you reduce your symptoms and prescribe you a home program so you feel more in control as your body keeps changing during your pregnancy.
Sometimes exercises aren’t enough and you may need some extra manual therapy to help you during a particular stage in pregnancy. In that case you may need some prenatal physiotherapy to supplement your Pilates or Physiotherapy Exercise Sessions.
Whilst you are pregnant, we would recommend our Pilates Studio Sessions or PhysiotherapyExercise Sessions. Here you will be prescribed exercises tailored to your particular stage of pregnancy and exercise ability. These classes may utilise our Pilates Equipment, Total Gym and other smaller apparatus. Please note Pilates mat classes are not suitable for you during pregnancy.
You’ve delivered baby via vaginal delivery or caesarian section and you are now thinking about how you can start to look after yourself mentally and physically. Physiotherapy Exercise Sessions, Pilates studio sessions or mat sessions can be suitable for you to help you improve muscle tone, strengthen your pelvic floor, and core, improve your mobility (especially after long hours of feeding and carrying Bubs). Attending classes can also give you some time for yourself.
An initial assessment is needed before joining any of the classes to ensure we have assessed your pelvic floor and core with our real-time ultrasound machine, so we understand the capabilities of your body whatever stage you are at and that you are safe with the basic exercises.