Pre/Post Natal Pilates
Pilates is a holistic form of exercise with an emphasis on developing body awareness, core strength, proper breathing, flexibility and posture. It is a safe and effective form of exercise to help maintain or build whole-body strength, prevent or treat low back pain, as well as increase the strength of the muscles that assist with labor and recovery. Pilates may include mat-work (involving minimal or no equipment), or Pilates equipment such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Pilates chair, or the Ladder Barrel. At ABove Physical Therapy, we often also use specific accessories that help expecting mothers to be more comfortable on the equipment and avoid positions that may be potentially harmful to her or her child.
Post-natally, new mothers can use Pilates as a way to regain their “pre-baby bodies” through safe and gradual development of strength, flexibility and endurance.
We Can Help With Women's Issues Such As...
- Pelvic pain conditions
- Abdominal, hip and lower back pain
- Urinary incontinence, leakage, and pelvic floor weakness
- Pre/Post Natal Physical Therapy
- Coccygodynia (tailbone pain)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Osteoporosis and osteopenia
Wellness programs are available for:
- Pre/Post Natal Pilates
- Pre/Post Natal Yoga
- Prenatal massage
- General strength and flexibility training