Prenatal Services

Your journey begins when you think about becoming pregnant.
At pelvic strength physiotherapy we pride ourselves in having an on site specialised pregnancy clinic called Pregnancy and Beyond to cater for all of your pregnancy needs.

You will have lots of questions

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How will pregnancy change my body?

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Where is my pelvic floor?

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Am I fit enough to carry a baby?

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What exercise is safe for pregnancy?

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How can I actively birth my baby?

PRENATAL CLASSES

New Mums & Bubs Exercise & Education Classes

FEEL GREAT FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH THESE CLASSES FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY.

The Mother & Baby Exercise Program is an 8 week group exercise and education program. Each week, the new mothers do an hour of exercise run by a physiotherapist specialising in post-natal exercise and then a 30 minute topic presented by one of a physiotherapist, dietitian, lactation consultant, speech therapist or counsellor. The 30 minute education sessions cover important mothercrafting topics such as baby massage, nutrition for mums, introducing solids, feeding your baby, communicating with your baby, toys for your baby & tips for adjusting to your new life as a mum.

Research has been conducted on this program which demonstrated that those new mums that participated in this program were happier as well as a lower risk of post-natal depression. The success of this program has been published and has featured on Channel 7 news & the Herald Sun.

The Mums & Bubs Exercise program is an 8 week group exercise and education program. Each week compromises of 1 hour of exercise, tailored by a physiotherapist specialising in post-natal exercise, followed by a 30 minute education session on important parenting topics.

ASSESSMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO STARTING CLASSES

 

Emily Norman | Physiotherapist

Call Now For Booking : 9724 9755

Babes On Board Classes

FEEL GREAT FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH THESE CLASSES FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY.

Babes on Board Pre and Post natal classes have been running for 15 years. Gill Wright brings her years of experience working in a variety of maternity hospitals across Melbourne and her post-graduate specialist Women’s health exercise qualifications

together to create a fun, safe and all round great exercise class.

Gill is passionate about enabling women to exercise and is skilled at modifying and accommodating any pregnancy issues and problems.

At Babes on Board class you will work on a combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and core strength. Classes are run at multiple venues and rebates can be provided via Private ‘Extras’ cover. Please contact Gill on 0425 769 242 or via website www.babesonboard.com.au

Gill Wright

Physiotherapist

Call Now For Booking : 0425 769 242

Class Time Table

Class Time Table

Core Stability Physio Group Classes

Core Stability Physio is a small business run by Katherine Edmonds, Physiotherapist. Core Stability Physio specialises in small group exercise classes run by physios. Assessments are required prior to starting in the group classes.

  • Target stabilising muscles in the body to improve core strength and joint stability.
  • Low-impact exercises designed to improve body awareness, coordination, balance and posture, and reduce pain and stiffness.
  • 3 different Core Stability Physio group classes are offered at Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy:

General group classes

  • Small group floor-based exercise classes (limited to 6 in a group)
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Suitable for participants with poor posture, weak abdominal muscles, weak pelvic floor muscles, mild-moderate pelvic organ prolapse, chronic neck or back pain (and many other conditions)

Pregnancy group classes

  • Small group classes specifically designed for women during pregnancy
  • Floor-based exercises performed on mats and fit balls
  • Suitable throughout all stages of pregnancy

Postnatal group classes

 

  • Small group classes specifically designed for women who have recently had a baby
  • Floor-based exercises performed on mats and fit balls with small equipment like hand weights, stability balls and foam rollers
  • Suitable from 6 weeks after childbirth and babies are welcome

Katherine Edmonds | Physiotherapist

katherine@corestabilityphysio.com.au

Call Now For Booking : 0403 510 374

Prenatal Yoga Classes

PRENATAL YOGA CLASSES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO SUPPORT YOUR PREGNANCY AND CHILD BIRTH.

This weekly yoga class helps you have a healthier, happier and more comfortable pregnancy by strengthening, stretching and supporting your body to cope with the physical and emotional demands of pregnancy and child birth. Small groups and personal attention means classes are tailored around participants’ needs.

Each class helps address and manage common pregnancy discomforts and problems including back pain, sciatica, fluid retention, indigestion/heartburn. Prepare your body and mind for child birth with meditation and visualisation so that you can more effectively manage anxiety, pain and discomfort leading up and during child birth and approach this special time with confidence.

Jo Robinson
PrenatalYoga Instructor

Call Now For Booking : 03 9724 9755

Class Time Table

POSTNATAL CLASSES

New Mums & Bubs Exercise & Education Classes

FEEL GREAT FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH THESE CLASSES FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY.

The Mother & Baby Exercise Program is an 8 week group exercise and education program. Each week, the new mothers do an hour of exercise run by a physiotherapist specialising in post-natal exercise and then a 30 minute topic presented by one of a physiotherapist, dietitian, lactation consultant, speech therapist or counsellor. The 30 minute education sessions cover important mothercrafting topics such as baby massage, nutrition for mums, introducing solids, feeding your baby, communicating with your baby, toys for your baby & tips for adjusting to your new life as a mum.

Research has been conducted on this program which demonstrated that those new mums that participated in this program were happier as well as a lower risk of post-natal depression. The success of this program has been published and has featured on Channel 7 news & the Herald Sun.

The Mums & Bubs Exercise program is an 8 week group exercise and education program. Each week compromises of 1 hour of exercise, tailored by a physiotherapist specialising in post-natal exercise, followed by a 30 minute education session on important parenting topics.

ASSESSMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO STARTING CLASSES

 

Emily Norman | Physiotherapist

Call Now For Booking : 9724 9755

Babes On Board Classes

FEEL GREAT FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH THESE CLASSES FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY.

Babes on Board Pre and Post natal classes have been running for 15 years. Gill Wright brings her years of experience working in a variety of maternity hospitals across Melbourne and her post-graduate specialist Women’s health exercise qualifications

together to create a fun, safe and all round great exercise class.

Gill is passionate about enabling women to exercise and is skilled at modifying and accommodating any pregnancy issues and problems.

At Babes on Board class you will work on a combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and core strength. Classes are run at multiple venues and rebates can be provided via Private ‘Extras’ cover. Please contact Gill on 0425 769 242 or via website www.babesonboard.com.au

Gill Wright

Physiotherapist

Call Now For Booking : 0425 769 242

Class Time Table

Class Time Table

Core Stability Physio Group Classes

Core Stability Physio is a small business run by Katherine Edmonds, Physiotherapist. Core Stability Physio specialises in small group exercise classes run by physios. Assessments are required prior to starting in the group classes.

  • Target stabilising muscles in the body to improve core strength and joint stability.
  • Low-impact exercises designed to improve body awareness, coordination, balance and posture, and reduce pain and stiffness.
  • 3 different Core Stability Physio group classes are offered at Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy:

General group classes

  • Small group floor-based exercise classes (limited to 6 in a group)
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Suitable for participants with poor posture, weak abdominal muscles, weak pelvic floor muscles, mild-moderate pelvic organ prolapse, chronic neck or back pain (and many other conditions)

Pregnancy group classes

  • Small group classes specifically designed for women during pregnancy
  • Floor-based exercises performed on mats and fit balls
  • Suitable throughout all stages of pregnancy

Postnatal group classes

 

  • Small group classes specifically designed for women who have recently had a baby
  • Floor-based exercises performed on mats and fit balls with small equipment like hand weights, stability balls and foam rollers
  • Suitable from 6 weeks after childbirth and babies are welcome

Katherine Edmonds | Physiotherapist

katherine@corestabilityphysio.com.au

Call Now For Booking : 0403 510 374

Womens Wellness Yoga Classes

MOVE, BREATHE AND MEDITATE YOUR WAY TO A BRIGHTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE VIBRANT YOU.

These group classes are personalised to take into account your specific needs. When your yoga program fits you, yoga is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. This makes having a regular practice more likely and more achievable, and allows you to experience the many physical, emotional and life benefits yoga can offer.

These classes are ideal whether you are a beginner or have some previous yoga experience. We use asana (postures) linked with breathing practices to prepare you for deep relaxation and some meditation.

Larissa Haramis
Yoga Instructor
Bookings: 0466 522 150

Call Now For Booking : 0466 522 150

Prenatal Services

Providing a holistic and caring approach towards pregnancy related, education and treatment.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment

40% of women activate incorrect muscles when attempting a pelvic floor squeeze. Every woman who has ever had a baby should know how to properly contract her pelvic floor muscles.Research shows us that during pregnancy your pelvic floor muscles weaken due to the weight of your baby resting on the pelvic floor. We can show you how
Pelvic floor muscles form a sling from the coccyx to the pubic bone. They are responsible for control of the bladder and bowel, for the pleasurable sensations we have when making love, for preventing vaginal prolapse and also for balancing our pelvis throughout the day.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction can lead to:
●  Incontinence of the bladder/bowel
●  Dysfunction of the bladder and bowel
●  Pelvic organ prolapse
●  Painful intercourse
●  Decreased feeling when making love
●  Poor core strength and balance

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  In-depth assessment of symptoms and pelvic floor
●  Individualised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your pelvic floor exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Lifestyle modifications
●  Healthy exercise options

Abdominal Muscle Assessment

Abdominal muscle separation as your baby grows is normal during pregnancy. However your abdominal muscles support your spine and the extra weight of baby can weaken your abdominal muscles and give less support to your spine. Some of the signs of weakened abdominal muscles are :

Feeling a tenting or point of muscle down the length of your abdomen when sitting up

●  Feeling a gap between the muscles
●  Loose lax abdominal muscles
●  Having poor posture

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help
● In depth assessment of your abdominal muscles
●  Individualised abdominal muscle exercise programme
●  Progression of your exercise programme as your muscles strengthen
●  Lifestyle modifications
●  Advice on exercise in pregnancy and post nata

Pregnancy And Beyond Muscle & Joint Pain

Seek help for back and neck pain in pregnancy and beyond. Its very common. We can help
During pregnancy hormones are released into your body to help loosen your joints, ligaments and muscles in preparation of labour. Postnatally carrying and lifting your baby may cause back and neck issues. You may have:
●  Pain in your back radiating down your leg
●  A stiff painful neck
●  Hip pain
●  Be unable to sleep at night
● Postural issues due to pregnancy or holding/feeding your baby

Our highly qualified caring musculoskeletal clinicians can help relieve your pain:
●  In-depth musculoskeletal assessment
●  Individualised treatment techniques
●  Individualised exercise programme
●  Education re return to normal pain free function
●  Referral to on site pregnancy massage therapist

Pregnancy And Beyond Massage

Feel your body float ,experience a pregnancy massage with our experienced massage therapists. Aches and pains are common in pregnancy and during the post -natal period due to your changing shape as your

baby grows and the added challenges on your body when caring for a new born. Relief from muscle tension and pain allows you to stay active and feel healthy .
We have special pregnancy pillows that cushion your tummy and allow you to have a massage in comfort. Your massage will include:
●  In-depth assessment of your symptoms
●  Pregnancy massage

Birth Ready Education

Going into labour and giving birth can be daunting if this is your 1st baby. Spend an hour learning the essentials of labour with one of our highly qualified caring pelvic floor physiotherapist and birth educators.

  • Positionning
  • Relaxation
  • Birth breathing
  • Labour massage
  • Focus and distraction strategies
  • TENS
  • Optimal postions and mechanics for the pushing stage

Pelvic Girdle Pain

One in 5 women experience pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. For approximately 95% of women this resolves after giving birth. Pregnancy hormones loosen ligaments, joints and muscle tendons around the pelvis in preparation for labour. Treating these symptoms early is essential. We can help.

The symptoms of pelvic girdle pain are many and varied:
●  Pain in your lower back and buttocks
●  Pain at the front of your pelvis, groin or inner thighs
●  Grinding and clicking around the pubis
●  Pain getting in and out of the car, going upstairs and standing on one leg

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can help:
●  In-depth assessment of your symptoms
●  Lifestyle modification
●  Individualised pelvic floor, abdominal muscle and hip exercise programme
●  Taping
●  The fitting of a pelvic girdle brace

Advice On Exercise In Pregnancy

Exercise and pregnancy go hand in hand. We can help you select the most effective, safe and enjoyable option for you.

Moderate level exercise in pregnancy has been shown to:
●  Prevent excess weight
●  Increase positive
●  Help to prevent gestational diabetes
●  Aid cardiovascular health

Our highly qualified caring clinicians can develope the ideal pregnancy exercise programme for you:
●  In depth assessment of pelvic floor
●  Individualised pelvic floor exercise programme
●  Aims and goals of a pregnancy exercise programme
●  Education re healthy exercise for pregnancy
●  Information re specialised on site pregnancy classes

Healthy Eating Pre & Post Pregnancy

Ensure you’re providing the best possible nutrition for you and your baby

Adequate nutrition is essential during pregnancy with evidence showing that the food a mother consumes during her pregnancy can affect the development of her infant, and may also impact on the baby’s health later in life. A mother’s nutrition requirements are increased during pregnancy however the common saying “eating for two” is in fact incorrect. There are also important dietary considerations for the mother once the baby is born. To learn more, come see us at Eating 4 Health where we can provide nutritional advice for both mums and baby:

    • Supplements prior to falling pregnant
    • Nutrition requirements during pregnancy
    • Appropriate weight gain during pregnancy
    • Nutrition requirements for breastfeeding and/or formula feeding mums
    • Appropriate weight loss after giving birth
    • Guidance for introducing solids to your baby
    • Fussy eating in children

 

Learn How To Breast Feed

Lactation consultant – Robyn Fitzgerald

Robyn is qualified in the Possum Approach. A neuro-development cars model based on current infant brain and breast feeding research.

Robyn can provide care for a variety of breast feeding issues :

  • Learn how to breast feed – a 2 hour session prior to your babies arrival
  • Breast feeding issues – latching on, cracked nipples, mastitis.

Robyn is also experienced in caring for babies with

  • Crying and Fussing problems
  • Weight loss
  • Sleeping problems

 

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