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Glen Eira Physiotherapy Announces Physiolates for Pregnancy


Glen Eira, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2014 -- Jodi Hendler, principal physiotherapist at Glen Eira Physiotherapy, announced that physiolates classes for pregnancy is available at the practice. The unique program designed exclusively for pregnant women features specialized sessions to address pregnancy-related issues and prepare the body for childbirth.

“The body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy and our program helps women alleviate the aches, pains and conditions specific to expectant mothers,” said Hendler. “The sessions prepare the body for the stresses and physically demanding process of giving birth.”

The program combines the disciplines of Pilates with physical therapy methods to build core and pelvic floor strength that’s essential for childbirth. The eight-week course is built around specific themes. Sessions are an hour in length during which participants perform physiolates, relaxation and breathing exercises.

As pregnancy progresses, women are subject to an extensive range of experiences that can include back and pelvic girdle pain, incontinence, fluid retention and sciatica. Physiolates addresses pain in the bra area that begins in pregnancy can be exacerbated by breastfeeding.

Physiolates classes are best started during the second trimester when issues typically begin to manifest. Expectant mothers receive a postural assessment and will learn how to exercise safely throughout their pregnancy. Those who experience symptoms during their first trimester can access pregnancy physiotherapy treatments for immediate relief and learn the safest methods of exercise.

Expectant mothers should be aware that many of the exercises offered in an ordinary Pilates program for fitness are not appropriate for pregnant women and should be avoided. The physiolates sessions offered at Glen Eira Physiotherapy have been specially developed to ensure the safety of women and their unborn child.

The introduction of the clinic’s unique pregnancy physiolates program provides women with a safe means to strengthen the muscles needed to help make the birth of their child easier. The exercises are specially designed to address conditions that appear during pregnancy, allowing women to fully enjoy the special time in their life without the distraction of pain and discomfort.

The practice can be reached by phone at (03) 9571 2111 or by visiting Glen Eira Physiotherapy online.

Jodi Hendler
Principal Physiotherapist
Glen Eira Physiotherapy
Phone: (03) 9571 2111