The female body is incredible! Throughout pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes to accommodate for a growing baby. This can include changes to posture and abdominal control, pelvic floor changes and softening of ligaments and soft tissue, which may lead to pelvic girdle pain.
Christchurch pregnancy physio
At Four, we have a prenatal women's health physiotherapy service. We provide evidence based advice and education around safe exercise during pregnancy, management of bladder and bowel concerns, exercises to support abdominal separation, provide relief from pelvic pain including pubic symphysis pain, sacroiliac pain and back pain. We can also supply and fit support garments, including pelvic belts and abdominal support like tubigrip.
Our experienced team here in Christchurch are skilled in assessment of the pelvic floor muscles and are aware of the many ways that pregnancy can affect this area. We will work with you to ensure that these muscles are working at their best to support you through your pregnancy, labor and beyond.
Our pregnancy Pilates classes are led by women's health physiotherapists and are a safe and low impact way to stay strong and stable through pregnancy.
Reformer Pilates class timetable
During pregnancy it is important to stay active and strong, and reformer Pilates is a fun and safe way to achieve this. We have classes specifically designed to be attended during your pregnancy.
A timetable of these specialised classes can be found below.
Difficulty: All levels
Four’s pregnancy reformer Pilates classes are run by our Women’s Health physios and pre/post-natal trained instructors. During pregnancy it is important to stay active and strong, and reformer Pilates is a fun and safe way to achieve this.
These classes are aimed at strengthening and stabilising the key muscle groups required to help you to stay comfortable and confident throughout your pregnancy and into the fourth trimester. Key focus areas include the pelvic floor, postural muscles, hips, legs and upper body.
No previous Pilates experience is required. As our instructors are qualified Women’s Health physios and Pilates instructors, we are able to cater to any specific needs or concerns so please let us know at your first session if this applies to you.
Prenatal assessments and private consultations:
Initial consultation (60 minutes): $190
Follow up consultation (30 minutes): $100
Prenatal ACC consultations (pelvic pain or injury):
Initial consultation (45 minutes): $70
Follow up consultation (30 minutes): $60