During this early stage it is important to regain deep abdominal and pelvic floor strength to help support your lower back, following the demands of pregnancy & birth, along with managing a newborn (feeding, lifting, bending). Strengthening Pelvic Floor will also help avoid any incontinence issues which affect so many women after child birth. Postnatal Pilates sessions will help you get the core muscles strong again and enable you to return to full activities. The sessions will also improve posture, flexibility, tone and fitness. Exercises will be modified for women with cesarean sections, DRAM (abdominal separation) or recovering from pelvic joint pain from pregnancy.
To help you on your way, we offer a Post Natal Care Package that includes the following:
- 1 x 60 Minute Studio Pilates Private Session – Initial Session – Assessment plus Home Program
- 1 x 30 Minute Studio Pilates Private Session – Follow up consultation
- 1 x $10 Gift Voucher for use on any of our services.
The Initial Private session is aimed at assessing your post baby core strength so that we can formulate a Home Program for you. This Home Program will be provided to you during the initial session so that you can continue working on your strength at home. The follow up consultation is normally scheduled a fortnight after to make sure your are progressing and to continue to develop your strength.
We offer a selection of baby friendly times for you to attend an assessment with your baby.
Book in your Initial Assessment, you can use the appointment scheduling function towards the bottom of this page.
All of our clients, regardless of injury or fitness level, begin their Clinical Pilates experience with an Initial Assessment so that the ideal tailored program can be developed to meet their needs. During the Assessment session we conduct the following : Postural screening, Balance Testing, Flexibility Testing, Core Endurance and Muscle Strength Testing. Based on the results of the tests, your medical/injury history and in consultation with you we develop the program goals from which we can then develop in individualised program to achieve your goals. Duration approx. 45 min.
30 or 60 min duration. Private Pilates sessions enable the highest level of supervision and guidance from your instructor. The first session after an Initial Assessment will generally be a Private Studio Session in order to learn how to engage the core musculature, learn important Pilates and movement concepts, learn how to use the equipment safely, and introduce you to your individualised program. After the Initial Private Studio Sessions you can opt to continue Private sessions or discuss with your instructor moving into group sessions