Pilates is the exercise of choice for post pregnancy as it is based on strengthening the core and strengthen the body all over, with a strong emphasis on abdominal strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.
If performed properly, this low impact fitness activity will strengthen your body’s deep muscles.
Pilates exercises consists of gentle and precise movements associated with deep breathing. I will tone your core muscle, abdominal muscles along with all your other muscle.
It is therefore a very popular choice to get back into shape after a pregnancy. The approach is gentle and the main focus is on the area of the body that most likely put on the most weight.
Pilates exercises are proven to help keep pelvic floor muscles strong and a strong pelvic floor will support the organs of the lower abdominal area. Keeping this area strong is the best rehabilitation for back pain, incontinence and a flat stomach.
The deep breathing associated with the movements will also contribute to a much needed state of relaxation.
While pilates is recommended postnatally, each movement must be performed carefully especially if you suffer from diastasis or a weak pelvic floor. Any activity forcing the abdominals out instead of in will result in muscles being further stretched.
Pelvic floor and abdominal muscles are weakened after a pregnancy and it is best to have a professional first assess your muscle strength and overall health before going back to any form of exercise.
Our physiotherapists are alsoPilates instructor, which means they are able to do a complete body check before you start exercising. Then she will be able to work specifically on the right muscles and areas of your body to achieve your goals but without the risk of hurting yourself, as she will monitor each movement very closely.
You will be able to see progress much faster and achieve tangible results.
When can You start postnatal pilates with our postnatal expert
You should wait an average of 6 weeks after giving birth before starting Pilates.
Starting Pilates is easy: all you need is comfortable clothing, a mat and enough space on the floor to lie down. Pilates is for people of any ages and all fitness levels.
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To book a session with our physiotherapist, personal trainer or pilates instructor for post-natal weight loss, toning and rehabilitation call us on 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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Our Pilates instructor has years of training and experience and offer tailor program and Pilates exercises. She will modify any exercises putting harmful pressure on your pelvic floor and abdominals muscles thus avoiding future incontinence or worsening a diastasis.
Pilates for patients with chronic back pain will focus on strengthening your core muscles but avoiding certain types of exercises, which could possibly make issues worst in the long term.
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Your physiotherapist will first assess you, in order to better target your body’s weaknesses and needs.
During the one to one session, your physiotherapist will, at any time, make sure you do the right movement and will be able to help you make you perform the right position, avoiding the risk of injury and allowing you to progress faster.
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