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Belly, back and beyond: How physiotherapy Pilates can help you in your journey of pregnancy.

Belly, back and beyond: How physiotherapy Pilates can help you in your journey of pregnancy.

Pregnancy pilates… Pregnancy is a phase of immense physical and mental growth in a woman’s life.

From battling back aches to leaking pelvic floors to preparing for birth, there is a lot to think about. That’s why many women turn to exercises that tend to hit many different targets in one go.

Pilates is a form of exercise where one can stretch and strengthen themselves physically and mentally to help them stay active and healthy throughout their pregnancy.


Here’s why you should consider joining a physiotherapy Pilates class: 

  • Safe and effective: Physiotherapists assist in injury rehabilitation and they understand which exercises are safe for women who are pregnant. They will guide you through each movement, ensuring that you are using the correct form and technique to help you avoid any injury and get the most out of the class.
  • Improves core strength: Pilates is designed to target the muscles in your core, including your abs, back, and hips. By building strength in these areas, Pilates can help improve your posture, balance, and stability.  This is especially important for women who are pregnant, as having a strong core can help support the growing baby and reduce back pain.
  • Supports pelvic floor muscles: Women’s Health Physiotherapists understand how the pelvic floor muscles work, and the changes that can happen during the course of pregnancy. Having a strong pelvic floor can help prepare for childbirth, reduce the risk of incontinence and accelerate healing after the baby is born. 
  • Relieves aches and pains: Pilates can help to relieve common aches and pains such as back pain and pelvic pain that many women experience during pregnancy. By stretching and strengthening the muscles, Pilates can help to reduce discomfort and improve mobility.
  • Boosts overall health and wellness: Pilates is a great form of exercise for anyone who wants to improve their overall health and wellness. By building your core strength, improving your posture, and increasing your flexibility.  This is especially important for women who are pregnant, as staying active and healthy can help them have a more positive pregnancy experience and even prevent/manage complications such as gestational diabetes.
  • Easy to modify: Pilates exercises can be easily modified to suit different levels of fitness and ability. Whether you are just starting out or you are a seasoned fitness enthusiast, your physiotherapist will ensure that you are doing exercises that are safe and effective for you.  

If you think you would benefit from our Pilates classes offered at Western Women’s and Men’s health, please reach out to the team on (03) 8001 2044 to make an appointment with our physiotherapist.

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