Pilates is known for being one of the safest forms of exercise to start while pregnant. It also has many advantages of being able to focus on specific areas of your body to assist you with your pregnancy and your recovery afterwards.
Before commencing Pilates, it is important to have a thorough assessment to ensure your program is specific to your changing body's needs.
At Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy, we take the time to understand your body and what it needs so we can create an individual program to suit your pregnancy. Your program will be continually monitored and changed based on your strength and stage of your pregnancy.
We recommend a Pilates program run by a physiotherapist. They have expert knowledge of anatomy, recovery from pregnancy and birth, and safe exercise prescription. These professionals know what is normal for your body to be experiencing during and after pregnancy. They talk your doctor's language and can report any issues to your doctor and obstetrician.
Pilates programs at Advantage Healthcare and Physiotherapy are carried out under the supervision of both the practice principal Physiotherapist and a Physiotherapist with a Women's health special interest. We have real time ultrasound equipment to view your pelvic floor and will check on the function of these important muscles before you start your Pilates program.