Post Natal Pilates Brisbane
If you’re looking for a fun and safe workout to support you after your pregnancy, then join our specialised pilates classes at Graceville Physio. We’re located less than 8km from Brisbane CBD, and aim to help you through all stages of life.
During the time you spend pregnant, your body goes through many changes. Knowing how to safely exercise after you’ve had your baby will ensure your body remains strong as you take care of your little one.
Unlike other postnatal education classes, our classes focus on safe exercises for you to practice in our studio or at home. We believe that it is vital to remain active and work on developing your strength after your pregnancy.
You’ll experience a combination of:
- core stability exercises,
- pelvic floor strengthening,
- safe stretches and
- mobility exercises suitable for post-pregnancy
You can relax knowing you’re in the hands of highly skilled physiotherapists who are also trained pilates instructors. Each class has a maximum of 4 participants allowing you to enjoy the extra attention you deserve during this new chapter of your life.
Post Natal Exercises Brisbane – Strengthening Post-Baby Bodies
After giving birth, the emphasis is on gently strengthening your posture and core. We aim to help you achieve optimum body recovery post birth without adding any extra stress to your body.
Under the guidance of a pregnancy physiotherapist, in our postnatal pilates classes you will:
- Engage in postural correction and strength building exercises
- Receive advice on feeding and baby carrying postures as well as safe postnatal exercise
- Build upper body strength to keep up with the increasing weight of your baby
- Learn exercises to help keep you calm and relaxed while looking after your newborn
- Learn exercises that you can do with your baby to improve your strength and help your baby progress through their milestones
These classes will work on your postural muscles around the lower back and pelvis, which undergo a lot of changes during pregnancy and childbirth.
Post Cesarean Exercises
Women who have given birth via cesarean need different care than those who have given birth vaginally. There are a range of considerations to take into account when recommending exercises and making sure they’re safe for you to complete.
This is why post-pregnancy pilates can be a great option for returning to exercise after you’ve had a baby. The smooth exercises included in the class are great for strengthening without causing more damage to your body.
Our trained pregnancy physiotherapists are also able to create personalised exercise plans for each attendee to make sure they’re performing the exercises that are right for them. The classes are small, with only 4-6 women in attendance, meaning you’ll get the attention and assistance you need throughout each class.
Post-pregnancy Pilates Classes: A Great Workout For Your Pelvic Floor
Engaging in pilates classes after a baby is a great way to stabilise and strengthen your core muscles and ensure optimal function of your pelvic floor, which can be weakened following a pregnancy. A weak pelvic floor can lead to a range of other issues, so beginning exercises and treatment in this area can really benefit your health long term. Our post-natal classes are held weekly on Mondays at 1pm, and Thursdays at 12 noon.
We also offer specific pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapy consultations, so if you need further advice, please get in touch.
When Can I Exercise After Birth?
Under the guidance of a trained pregnancy physiotherapist, and provided all is going well, you can start post-pregnancy pilates classes six-to-eight weeks after giving birth. We also recommend a post-natal review with a Physiotherapist trained in Women’s Health at or after the six week mark to guide you on your return to exercise.
No matter your background or history with exercise, pilates is a safe, strengthening exercise any time before, during or after your pregnancy. The benefit of joining a pilates class at Graceville Physio is that you’ll have an exercise program tailored to your needs. Pilates is widely recognised and approved as a very beneficial form of exercise.
As your body will have changed during pregnancy, starting exercise again alongside a pregnancy physio will ensure you get a personalised plan to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. This means you’ll be in a better position to look after both yourself, and your baby.