- Physiotherpaist led classes
- Hands-on postural correction
- Movement re-education
- Tailored excecises
Our postnatal classes are designed specifically with mums in mind. Whether you are looking to get back into exercise or feel like you need some postnatal rehabilitation this is the class for you. You can begin classes as early as 6 weeks (post GP check). The classes will help your body adapt to the postural demands of having a baby, while at the same time you gain pelvic floor control and abdominal strength in a safe and graded environment. Physiotherapists have had additional expert training in postnatal rehabilitation (including diastasis recti separation, pelvic floor muscle control and pelvic girdle stability) and have designed the classes to focus on recovery from the demands of pregnancy and childbirth. They will help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure, and help you prepare for life with a little one.
The aims of the class are to help you regain the strength of your core and pelvic floor from the initial postnatal stages to getting you ready/fit for exercise again. The exercises are progressive but adapted to your current ability. We can also adapt exercises for pre-existing complaints/conditions as well as modify and increase the difficulty for those with more experience, allowing for progressions in endurance, strength and stability. You can bring your baby along to the class and we are breast feeding friendly. Small equipment will be used within the class, allowing the instructor to add variety to the class, and increase the difficulty of the exercises. We also encourage a social element to our classes and it’s a great way to meet other new mums.
The classes are mat based, varied and adapted to specific postnatal rehabilitation needs. We encourage postural and spinal alignment, deep abdominal and pelvic stability work in a variety of positions – standing, high kneeling and seated. You will be closely monitored by your Pilates instructor who is also a physiotherapist. This allows them to tailor the exercises to your needs, and adjust any exercises which you are having difficulty with. Prior to commencing the class you will be asked to fill in a medical screening form (this is standard procedure for all participants).
All equipment is provided. Dress as you would for a fitness class, we do the class in bare feet or socks. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated! Please bring a mat and some entertainment for your baby. Please note on your first class, we ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes early (or stay a few minutes behind at the end). This is to allow you enough time to discuss any issues with the instructor and also complete a quick assessment