Pilates During Pregnancy 

pilates-callout.jpg Sore back? Aching hips? Decreased energy? Poor posture? Headaches?

These are common complaints, especially due to our busy life schedules. Daily lifestyle factors including sedentary work places, longer work hours, and less down time leads to a less mobile, and poor posturally aware society.

Pilates was founded by Joseph Pilates, as a form of injury rehabilitation and exercise. Pilates focuses on flexibility, stability of joints, and flow of movement.

Reasons to do Pilates

Pregnancy – postural changes, decreased energy and varied aches and pains can occur while you are pregnant. To help manage these issues, low impact, monitored exercise is optimal. Our classes offer both reformer and spring balanced equipment, as well as ball and mat exercise, so that goals can be achieved for all needs.

Postnatal – repetitive actions of baby cares, like bending, lifting and prolonged sitting, all add to the weakened state of a woman’s body after birth. Pilates can help to avoid these issues and manage them effectively if they do occur.

Pelvic floor weakness – Physiotherapy Pilates works on core strengthening, including the pelvic floor muscles, which are so important for bladder and bowel control. The pelvic floor muscles are also important in providing support for the uterus and other pelvic organs – helping to avoid prolapse.

Poor posture – Physiotherapy Pilates targets your awareness of your ideal posture while you exercise, and during everything that you do in your day to day life.

Joint pain – identifying your strengths and weaknesses aids in treatment, and more importantly, prevention of joint aches and pains.

 

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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