• Strengthen and Repair With Postnatal Clinical Pilates

    A Woman Doing Clinical Pilates In Perth

    As much as pregnancy and childbirth is an amazing experience, it’s fair to say that your body goes
    through a lot during the process. It’s also difficult to recover properly afterwards – after all, you’re
    being kept very busy with a newborn! However, it’s so important that you take the time to look after
    your body through a gentle postnatal program. Today, we’ll take a look at how postnatal clinical
    Pilates can help repair and strengthen the body after having a baby.

    Strengthens the pelvic floor:

    Pregnancy and childbirth place a lot of pressure on your pelvic floor muscles and after you’ve had
    your baby, you might be left with issues such as weak muscles, incontinence or prolapse. Through
    clinical Pilates, your pelvic floor strength will be assessed and you’ll be given specific exercises to
    strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor. If you have serious issues associated with your pelvic
    floor, clinical Pilates can also be used in conjunction with other interventions.

    Rebuilds the abdominal muscles:

    It’s no surprise that your growing baby puts pressure on your abdominal muscles and as many as
    60% of women are left with Diastasis Recti which is the separation of the abdominal muscles.
    Unfortunately, many women cause further issues with their abdominal seperation due to carrying
    out traditional exercises such as sit ups which don’t target the inner layer of muscle. Clinical Pilates
    will teach you how to correctly work your inner core, particularly the transverse abdominus, and
    address your abdominal separation safely.

    Assists with postural issues:

    Once your baby arrives, it’s not uncommon for poor posture to lead to shoulder and neck strain in
    new mothers. This comes as no surprise thanks to amount of lifting, carrying, feeding and changing
    you’re having to do with your newborn! Clinical Pilates will help to strengthen your postural muscles
    so you know how to carry out tasks safely which will relieve the pressure you’re placing on your
    shoulders and neck.

    Gentle reintroduction to exercise:

    It’s important that you don’t put too much pressure on yourself as a new mum to throw yourself
    into a punishing exercise regime. You need to give your body time to heal and to make sure you
    slowly strengthen your muscles correctly. Remember, the hormone relaxin which was released
    during pregnancy to soften your ligaments is still present in the body which can make you more
    prone to injury and instability. Clinical Pilates is a fantastic way to ensure that you’re getting one on
    one attention in those early postnatal months.

    At KĀYA Health Clubs, we provide Clinical Pilates to assist our members who require a little extra
    care. Our experienced practitioners carry out Clinical Pilates using the reformer, mat and trapeze bed
    and an individualised plan will be developed based on your unique situation. From prenatal and
    postnatal care to assistance with chronic pain and injury recovery, experience the restorative
    benefits of clinical Pilates with KĀYA.

    For clinical Pilates in Melbourne, speak to the team at KĀYA today on (03) 9090 1000. We have state
    of the art studios located in the Melbourne CBD and Prahran.