This 1 hour detailed assessment is highly beneficial for those women who are thinking of having a baby or are currently trying to conceive. This assessment focuses on identifying any red flags in the musculoskeletal system pre-pregnancy that may become a source of pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging of the pelvic floor muscles and deep abdominal muscles feature highly in this assessment.
Many women experience various discomforts during pregnancy, such as back and pelvic pain, neck pain and headaches. Our physiotherapists at Blossoming Bellies are highly-qualified at treating all of your pregnancy-related musculoskeletal discomforts to ensure a more comfortable pregnancy experience.
Pregnancy Exercise Classes
Physiotherapy-led group exercise classes are a highly beneficial addition to any pregnancy fitness regime. It is important for women to exercise safely and regularly during pregnancy to reduce the risk of pain and discomfort during this period, as well as preparing your body for the rigours of labour and the recovery period. Classes focus on core stability, toning, strengthening and flexibility, with particular attention on the deep abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Please note that these classes are designed as a circuit-style class and are performed in small groups (maximum 7 people in a class) which allows for close supervision by the physiotherapist. These classes are available to women from 12 weeks gestation.
This 1 hour detailed assessment is aimed at new mothers who are keen to start the recovery phase following childbirth. Assessment focuses on identifying any musculoskeletal complaints that have appeared since giving birth, assessing pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscle strength using real-time ultrasound, testing for abdominal separation and educating new mothers on how best to reduce unnecessary strain on their recovering bodies.
Recovery sessions aim to settle any post-pregnancy discomforts as well as introduce the new mother to specific exercises designed to improve core stability and pelvic floor strength. An exercise program is designed specifically for the new mum to ensure rapid recovery following childbirth.
Post-natal Exercise Classes
Our post-natal exercise classes are highly beneficial for those women who have recently had a baby. Proper recovery following pregnancy and childbirth is vital to preventing ongoing pelvic floor, abdominal and pelvic instability issues. Classes concentrate on improving pelvic floor function and deep abdominal muscle strength, as well as improving posture and general strength and flexibility. Classes are performed in small groups (maximum 7 people) and all exercises are pelvic floor safe. These classes are available to women from 6 weeks post birth.
WE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE CARE AND EDUCATION TO ALLOW WOMEN TO ENJOY THE PREGNANCY JOURNEY