Recently pregnant and wanting to stay active?

Clinical Exercise is a great way to feel well and move well throughout your pregnancy.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advise to aim to accumulate 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week. Ideally, this should be achieved by being active on most days of the week for at least 30 minutes at a time. A fantastic way to hit these targets in a safe, sustainable way can be done by participating in clinical exercise.

Clinical exercise (formally clinical pilates/equipment pilates) aims to improve movement quality and lumbopelvic control to assist in strengthening and supporting your joints during pregnancy. Prenatal clinical exercise also incorporates breathing and pelvic floor muscle control which is beneficial during pregnancy to assist with bowel and bladder function. This type of exercise approach allows for low impact to the body with great strength and movement outcomes. If you have a background in running, strength training or general gym training, your program can also include similar modified movements to keep you feeling comfortable to complete these activities.

Before commencing classes, you will have an initial 1:1 session with one of our Physiotherapists. During this session, a detailed history will be taken to gain insight into how your pregnancy has been progressing along with a thorough movement assessment in order to create the most appropriate and beneficial clinical exercise program for you. During this session, any pregnancy related pain or previous injuries can be assessed and included into an ongoing management program.

In summary Clinical exercise safe exercise approach which can be tailored and modified depending on your stage of pregnancy. We can help to maximize your movement in creating a tailored program for you to help you move well and feel well throughout your pregnancy journey.

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