June 23, 2018
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Postnatal Period

Postnatal Period

Postnatal Period

A new baby in the family is a time of great change, especially if it is your first.  It is a steep learning curve for most, as families adapt to the new addition; sleep is interrupted, there are nappies to be changed, extra washing to be done, all whilst getting to know your little bundle. 

June 23, 2018
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Pilates, Will It Help Me?

Pilates, Will It Help Me?

Pilates, Will It Help Me?

Pilates has received mixed reviews over many years depending on where you read about it.  You may hear claims by many models, celebrities and entertainers that daily Pilates is the way they stay looking the way they do.  Others report that Pilates cured/caused their back pain.  Some want to know whether Pilates will help or worsen their pelvic floor muscle function.  What about their prolapse?  Yet again, others ask – What exactly is Pilates?

June 23, 2018
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Pilates

Pilates

Pilates

The Pilates method of exercise offers a focused, well-controlled physical program for the whole body.  While aiming to improve aspects such as strength, flexibility, co-ordination and posture, emphasis is also on helping clients to learn to gain control of their body for a more balanced and efficient way of moving.  When taught by an appropriately qualified instructor, it is safe, effective and complements the medical management of many injuries.

June 23, 2018
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Pilates In The Postnatal Period

Pilates In The Postnatal Period

Pilates In The Postnatal Period

In the early postnatal period, your body will be gradually recovering from the birth regardless of whether it was a vaginal or caesarean delivery.  During this time we recommend gentle walking, plus a focus on the pelvic floor muscles and deep abdominal muscles.

June 22, 2018
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Pilates and Pregnancy

Pilates and Pregnancy

Pilates and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great change within a woman's body, however in a healthy uncomplicated pregnancy, exercise can continue to be safe and is generally recommended for most women. Pilates can be a very beneficial form of exercise during pregnancy if you are conscious of the precautions to take and are knowledgeable about the effects that exercise may have on you and your developing baby. All pregnant women should have a medical clearance before commencing Pilates.  

June 22, 2018
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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great change within a woman's body, and can lead to many feelings of uncertainty, particularly as the baby grows and changes in the woman's body become more apparent.

June 22, 2018
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Womens Health and Continence

Womens Health and Continence

Womens Health and Continence

Pelvic floor issues such as leakage of urine, known as incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse are very common problems affecting the female population, especially those who have had children. Most people are unaware that specialist Physiotherapists can treat these problems, often helping to avoid surgery.

June 22, 2018
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Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

Rectus Abdominis Diastasis

A Rectus Abdominis Diastasis is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the centre of the trunk.  During pregnancy, as the baby grows, the abdomen expands and the muscles are stretched.  For many women, the rectus abdominis muscles will separate at the midline as the tissue connecting the two muscle bellies stretches and widens to allow for the expanding abdomen.  The extent of separation will vary amongst women, as will the location along the midline, although generally the greatest amount of separation is around the navel.