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Pre & Post Natal Clinical Pilates Classes Bentleigh


At Glen Eira Physiotherapy, our team of physios offer comprehensive, specifically designed Pregnancy Pilates programs.

Our physiotherapists have a special interest and many years of experience in treating common musculoskeletal pregnancy complaints as well as designing safe Pilates programs and classes for pregnancy.

Pregnancy Pilates is the ideal way to strengthen your core and help prepare your body for childbirth. Our Pilates programs and classes are individually designed. We believe in small group pilates and limit the groups to 4 people.

Pregnancy Pilates Bentleigh

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Benefits of Pregnancy Pilates

Exercise during pregnancy provides numerous health benefits including better weight control, improved mood and greater fitness. It could also reduce the risk of pregnancy related complications like hypertension and pre-eclampsia.

As your baby grows, the pressure on your back increases. According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association 50% of women will experience low back pain throughout their pregnancy. Physiolates exercises can strengthen your abdominal muscles which can reduce the risk of developing back pain or pelvic girdle pain.

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Our Program

Another common complaint in pregnancy is bladder leakage. As you continue through your trimesters your pelvic floor can also weaken, our team at Physiolates can refer you to a specialist continence physiotherapist for assistance. The APA states “up to 67 per cent of women will leak urine (incontinence) when they laugh, sneeze, cough or exercise during pregnancy but those with stronger pelvic floor muscles are less likely to leak during pregnancy and after the baby is born.” (Australian Physiotherapy Association)

Our pregnancy physiolates classes may be claimable through your antenatal cover on Private Health Insurance. An initial assessment as well as a few private sessions are essential prior to joining our group classes.

If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now


Pregnancy Physiotherapy Bentleigh

Glen Eira Physiotherapy has several physios with a special interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain related to pregnancy. Common conditions treated by our physios include:

Sacro-iliac joint pain

Pain felt in one or both buttocks with low back pain.

Low back pain

Often caused by an alteration in posture as a result of the growing foetus.

Pubic symphysis pain

Pain in pubic region, usually made worse by standing on one leg or excessive separation of legs.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Wrist pain, pins and needles and numbness in the hand, worse at night.

Rib pain

Caused by the expansion of the rib cage to accommodate the baby.

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

This often presents as a bulge running vertically down from the stomach. This is the separation of the tummy muscle caused by pregnancy. It is imperative to catch it early. If you notice it during pregnancy the right advice and exercise is important. It is also very important not to start a gym program prior to advice.

Thoracic pain

Pain around the bra strap area often begins during pregnancy and can be made worse after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.

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If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.

Physiolates have been providing comprehensive care to patients in Melbourne’s South East. We are a multi-disciplinary clinic with highly experienced staff dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients.

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