The benefits of exercise are well known and varied, however during the antenatal and postnatal period it is especially important to exercise in the correct manner. At LifeCare Prendiville, specialised exercise programmes are offered for pregnant women and new mothers.
As Pilates Physiotherapy is based around optimal posture as well as pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscle activation, it is an ideal way to exercise during pregnancy and to recover after pregnancy.
Pregnant clients are able to attend our regular studio Pilates classes following an initial one-on-one assessment with one of our Pilates Physiotherapists using the Real Time Ultrasound to ensure correct muscle activation. Pilates exercises are able to be modified to account for the changes of pregnancy allowing pregnant clients to continue to exercise safely under the supervision of a Physiotherapist
Our studio Pilates sessions are suitable for postnatal women following the six week postnatal medical check. An initial one-on-one assessment with one of our Pilates Physiotherapists using the Real Time Ultrasound is required to ensure correct muscle activation. The assessment will also include a check for a diastasis of the rectus abdominal muscles.
Following the Real Time Ulstrasound an individual Pilates program will be set up and continually monitored and progressed as appropriate.