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Pregnancy and Post Natal Pilates

What is pilates?

Pilates exercises are designed to promote core stability, flexibility, endurance, postural and body awareness and to correct muscle imbalances.  Exercises are combined with breathing control to give true mind-body connection with each movement. 

 

Modified physio pilates is suitable for at all stages of pregnancy and after 6 weeks post partum.  Pilates has many benefits for you both during and after pregnancy (see below). Exercises are modified depending on your stage of pregnancy and needs.  Intensity of exercises can be adjusted depending on your fitness levels, including incorporating pilates equipment. 

 

At physio pilates at Sunnydale Physiotherapy we identify your specific needs taking into account your history and goals to and establish a pilates programme for you.  

Contact us to find out more

Post natal pilates

Pilates is safe to begin 6 weeks post natally (including after a c-section).  The UK chief medical officer recommends women after childbirth should aim for twice weekly muscle strengthening and 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week (click image below for more information).  

Modified pilates post natally has the following benefits:

  • Increases general fitness

  • Recovery from diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA/RAD) and

       strengthening the abdominals

  • Recovery from pelvic girdle pain (PGP/SPD)

  • Prevents or recovering from incontinence

  • Improves upper back, neck and shoulder posture and strength

  • Improves mobility and flexibility

  • Improves postural awareness

Regular class

If you want to practice pilates without your baby, giving you some much needed time out to focus on you, you are also welcome to join our regular classes

 

Post natal pilates 1:1

45 minute initial consultation: £30

60 minute 1:1 pilates exercise session (designed for you): £45

Contact us for to book your initial consultation 

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Pregnancy pilates

Regular physical exercise during pregnancy has many health benefits, the UK chief medical officer recommends twice weekly muscle strengthening and 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week (click image below for more information).  Modified pilates has been recommended as a safe physical activity during pregnancy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG), 2015).  Modified pilates exercises can address musculoskeletal changes e.g. posture changes, that occur when pregnant and reduce the risk of pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems

Modified pilates in pregnancy has the following benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of developing pelvic girdle (PGP/SPD) or lower back pain

  • Aids in the treatment of pelvic girdle (PGP/SPD) and lower back pain

  • Maintains pelvic floor muscle strength and helps prevent incontinence

  • Improves spinal and pelvic stability

  • Improves upper back, neck and shoulder posture and strength

  • Improves postural awareness

  • Maintains flexibility

  • Prepares body for labour

Regular class

Our regular classes can be adapted for you during your pregnancy.

Pregnancy pilates 1:1

45 minute initial consultation: £30

60 minute 1:1 pilates exercise session (designed for you): £45

Contact us for to book your initial consultation 

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