Village Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Shellharbour

Post Natal Pilates

Aimed at the new mum, our Post Natal Pilates classes will aid in building and restoring your pelvic floor and core muscle strength.

It will take time to recover from birth. It took 9 months for your body to adjust to pregnancy and following birth. The experience will feel different for everyone.

You can join Village Physiotherapy Shellharbour Post natal pilates classes from 6 weeks, once you have been given clearance from your healthcare team. However, some women feel more comfortable commencing later while they are adjusting to motherhood. There is no hurry. We suggest having an individual consult with our physiotherapist to discuss any concerns, goals and practice some movements to see how your body moves and feels.
You are welcome to bring your baby to the class, we suggest you bring a rug/mat and some toys and perhaps your pram, otherwise our Admin team love a cuddle if they get restless!!

Benefits of the postpartum exercise class:

  • Improve mood and it may help prevent .
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced constipation
  • Reduced stress and improved energy
  • Start to strengthen and tone muscles and improve body awareness (now that you don’t have a baby in your tummy anymore)
  • Stretch and loosen sore/tight areas, common complaints are neck, mid back and pelvis pain.
  • A stepping stone to more intense exercise whether that is gym, exercise classes or running
  • Chat with other new mums
  • Do something for yourself!! Bring your baby or if you can/prefer enjoy some time away!
  • Commit to regular exercise. 
  • Socialising for you and your baby

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