Elite Spinal Physiotherapy is a niche back pain clinic located in the heart of Sydney’s medical hub, Bondi Junction. Many of the practitioners have a particular interest in women’s health including prenatal and postnatal related pain and conditions. Pilates is a form of exercise that is safe and beneficial to do throughout all stages of pregnancy.
We also recommend postnatal Pilates for women who are dealing with Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (abdominal wall separation), pelvic floor weakness and incontinence issues.
Pregnancy related low back pain is a common complaint that occurs in 60-70% of pregnancies and can begin at any point during pregnancy. Although most cases are mild, approximately one third of women experience severe pain.
Reasons to do Prenatal Pregnancy Pilates
Research that has been published from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has shown that:
- Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength and conditioning exercises before, during and after pregnancy
- Regular physical activity during pregnancy improves or maintains physical fitness, helps with weight management, reduces the risk of gestational diabetes and enhances psychological well-being
Our Pilates classes are small (4 people max) and are all run by leading Physiotherapists. This is important as modifications to exercises may be necessary due to normal anatomical and physiological changes that happen during pregnancy and to ensure a safe and effective workout.
Pregnant women may suffer from one of the following:
- Lower Back Pain
- Pelvic Girdle pain
- Sacrio-iliac Joint (SIJ) pain
- Coccyx pain
- Pubic Symphysis pain
- Rib pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Diastisis Rectus Abdominus (Abdominal wall separation)
- Incontinence postpartum
- Pelvic floor weakness
If you are suffering with any of these conditions or simply want to stay fit and strong throughout your pregnancy, get in touch with us today.