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What is Postnatal Pilates?

Postnatal Pilates is for any woman who has had a baby. This does not need to be immediately after giving birth, but can be years down the line.

At Complete Pilates we offer 1:1 postnatal Pilates classes online or in person in our fully equipped studios. These are tailored to the individual and include a full postnatal screen for common conditions.

All of these Pilates sessions are taken by one of our women’s health physiotherapists or clinical Pilates instructors.

Prior to the Postnatal Pilates class we ask you to fill in our postnatal questionnaire which screens for common conditions and also ensures that we can match you with the right instructor. We will also look to see whether you will benefit more from clinical Physiotherapy prior to moving in the studio. This includes referrals for internal ultrasounds for your pelvic floor should you need it.

During the initial session, we will assess for diastasis recti in a variety of positions as well as get you moving straight away. We will use all the equipment and give you useful exercises which you can take home.

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Post natal Pilates Complete Pilates

What is Postnatal Pilates?

Postnatal Pilates is for any woman who has had a baby. This does not need to be immediately after giving birth, but can be years down the line.

At Complete Pilates we offer 1:1 postnatal Pilates classes online or in person in our fully equipped studios. These are tailored to the individual and include a full postnatal screen for common conditions.

All of these Pilates sessions are taken by one of our women’s health physiotherapists or clinical Pilates instructors.

Prior to the Postnatal Pilates class we ask you to fill in our postnatal questionnaire which screens for common conditions and also ensures that we can match you with the right instructor. We will also look to see whether you will benefit more from clinical Physiotherapy prior to moving in the studio. This includes referrals for internal ultrasounds for your pelvic floor should you need it.

During the initial session, we will assess for diastasis recti in a variety of positions as well as get you moving straight away. We will use all the equipment and give you useful exercises which you can take home.

Book your 1:1 Postnatal Pilates session

Why should you come to a Postnatal Pilates class?

Carrying a child through pregnancy and birth does put a lot of strain on your body and rehab after birth is a key component to regaining your fitness.

Leading hospitals and consultants recognise that it is important to follow a series of exercises such as postnatal Pilates after giving birth to strengthen the muscles which have been stretched by pregnancy and birth. Following a return to activity programme also ensures that you progress at the right speed for you, ensuring you do not hit any road bumps.

Pilates is a great way of doing this because it provides a gentle, full-body workout.

Postnatal Pilates classes are great because

  • they give you some ‘me’ time
  • strengthen your pelvic floor
  • strengthen your abdominals
  • regain your core stability
  • mobilise your spine
  • identify any problems which may occur as you progressively load
  • global strength to help you with the new demands of motherhood
  • help you with any pain or pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints
  • restore your body confidence
  • help you return to your prior physical fitness levels
  • help you prepare for a potential new pregnancy
Superman postnatal Pilates Complete Pilates
Superman postnatal Pilates Complete Pilates

Why should you come to a Postnatal Pilates class?

Carrying a child through pregnancy and birth does put a lot of strain on your body and rehab after birth is a key component to regaining your fitness.

Leading hospitals and consultants recognise that it is important to follow a series of exercises such as postnatal Pilates after giving birth to strengthen the muscles which have been stretched by pregnancy and birth. Following a return to activity programme also ensures that you progress at the right speed for you, ensuring you do not hit any road bumps.

Pilates is a great way of doing this because it provides a gentle, full-body workout.

Postnatal Pilates classes are great because

  • they give you some ‘me’ time
  • strengthen your pelvic floor
  • strengthen your abdominals
  • regain your core stability
  • mobilise your spine
  • identify any problems which may occur as you progressively load
  • global strength to help you with the new demands of motherhood
  • help you with any pain or pregnancy related musculoskeletal complaints
  • restore your body confidence
  • help you return to your prior physical fitness levels
  • help you prepare for a potential new pregnancy
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Choosing the right Postnatal Pilates class

The most important thing about choosing the right Postnatal Pilates class is the timing and the instructor.

The timing is key. We normally recommend you give yourself 6 weeks after birth before commencing physical activity. This is to give you time to settle into your new role, but also to give your body time to recover.

We do recommend you see a women’s health physiotherapist for a check prior to commencing activity. This allows you to have an internal assessment of your pelvic floor which means you have a base level of how it is working and know what to look out for.

The next important factor is the instructor. You must make sure that the instructor has experience in women’s health and understands the journey to progressively get you back to fitness.

For every new mother, we would recommend a few postnatal 1:1 Pilates classes. This is so that you get a full assessment and a programme which is for you, rather than just a generic exercise programme.

At Complete Pilates we offer online mat or face to face equipment 1:1 postnatal Pilates as we believe this is gold standard in care. By offering this we really can make your return to activity specific to you at every step and pick up any problems you may be having early. We work closely with a full women’s health team, including massage therapists and personal trainers, which means we can help you at every stage.

Equipment Pilates is a great way of starting postnatal Pilates. We aim to get you moving as quickly as possible and try to give you some movements to go away with.

Although the first session may feel a little jumpy, we are on a fact finding mission to gather as much information as possible from you and your body.

Postnatal mat Pilates can also be a great way of getting active again if you are struggling to make it into the studio. With a well trained instructor you can do this online or in person.

Deep abdominal activation postnatal Pilates Complete Pilates

Choosing the right Postnatal Pilates class

The most important thing about choosing the right Postnatal Pilates class is the timing and the instructor.

The timing is key. We normally recommend you give yourself 6 weeks after birth before commencing physical activity. This is to give you time to settle into your new role, but also to give your body time to recover.

We do recommend you see a women’s health physiotherapist for a check prior to commencing activity. This allows you to have an internal assessment of your pelvic floor which means you have a base level of how it is working and know what to look out for.

The next important factor is the instructor. You must make sure that the instructor has experience in women’s health and understands the journey to progressively get you back to fitness.

For every new mother, we would recommend a few postnatal 1:1 Pilates classes. This is so that you get a full assessment and a programme which is for you, rather than just a generic exercise programme.

At Complete Pilates we offer online mat or face to face equipment 1:1 postnatal Pilates as we believe this is gold standard in care. By offering this we really can make your return to activity specific to you at every step and pick up any problems you may be having early. We work closely with a full women’s health team, including massage therapists and personal trainers, which means we can help you at every stage.

Equipment Pilates is a great way of starting postnatal Pilates. We aim to get you moving as quickly as possible and try to give you some movements to go away with.

Although the first session may feel a little jumpy, we are on a fact finding mission to gather as much information as possible from you and your body.

Postnatal mat Pilates can also be a great way of getting active again if you are struggling to make it into the studio. With a well trained instructor you can do this online or in person.

Getting you started

Prior to your Postnatal Pilates class we ask all clients to fill in our postnatal questionnaire. This has lots of questions which screen for common pregnancy related conditions. It also asks about previous deliveries and pregnancies.

We understand these questions are quite personal. However, they give us a lot of information which means we can highlight any problems quickly and refer you to one of our clinical women’s health physiotherapist’s prior to your session. This gives you a seamless transition into exercise, knowing it is safe.

You do not need a referral in order to see us but if you have seen a women’s health physiotherapist, personal trainer, or consultant, it is always useful for us to contact them. This means that we can work together in order to achieve your goals.

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Recovery postnatal Pilates Complete Pilates

Getting you started

Prior to your Postnatal Pilates class we ask all clients to fill in our postnatal questionnaire. This has lots of questions which screen for common pregnancy related conditions. It also asks about previous deliveries and pregnancies.

We understand these questions are quite personal. However, they give us a lot of information which means we can highlight any problems quickly and refer you to one of our clinical women’s health physiotherapist’s prior to your session. This gives you a seamless transition into exercise, knowing it is safe.

You do not need a referral in order to see us but if you have seen a women’s health physiotherapist, personal trainer, or consultant, it is always useful for us to contact them. This means that we can work together in order to achieve your goals.

Complete our Postnatal form
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What are the benefits of Postnatal Pilates?

The benefits of Postnatal Pilates classes are huge and varied.

  • helps your pelvic floor return to normal function
  • regains core strength
  • helps prevent back pain
  • ensures a quicker recovery after birth
  • allows you to progressively load to prevent later stage complaints such as prolapse
  • improves body awareness
  • helps with stress relief  and mindfulness
  • increases global body strength
  • improves your flexibility
  • ensures social contact
  • gives you access to women’s health physiotherapy and advice
  • ensures you know how to safely exercise
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What are the benefits of Postnatal Pilates?

The benefits of Postnatal Pilates classes are huge and varied.

  • helps your pelvic floor return to normal function
  • regains core strength
  • helps prevent back pain
  • ensures a quicker recovery after birth
  • allows you to progressively load to prevent later stage complaints such as prolapse
  • improves body awareness
  • helps with stress relief  and mindfulness
  • increases global body strength
  • improves your flexibility
  • ensures social contact
  • gives you access to women’s health physiotherapy and advice
  • ensures you know how to safely exercise

Why choose Complete Pilates?

At Complete Pilates all of our team are highly experienced physiotherapists and clinical Pilates instructors. We have extensive training in the field of women’s health and benefit from working within a wider team including massage therapists, pelvic health physios and consultants.

Due to the depth of knowledge, we are experienced in helping clients with common postnatal complaints such as diastasis recti, all the way through to more complex conditions.

We run a new client offer of two 55 minute sessions for £100. This allows us to take the time to fully assess your and your needs as not everyone’s the same.

We specialise in creating individualised programmes which are specific to your needs and goals. As a result, all our Postnatal Pilates classes are 1:1 and can be done online or in person in our fully equipped studios.

We also understand that Pilates is only part of the postnatal picture. However, we can provide you with advice, and the team, who can help you in getting back to all the activities and sports you were doing previously.

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Qualified women's health Pilates instructors for postnatal Pilates Complete Pilates

Why choose Complete Pilates?

At Complete Pilates all of our team are highly experienced physiotherapists and clinical Pilates instructors. We have extensive training in the field of women’s health and benefit from working within a wider team including massage therapists, pelvic health physios and consultants.

Due to the depth of knowledge, we are experienced in helping clients with common postnatal complaints such as diastasis recti, all the way through to more complex conditions.

We run a new client offer of two 55 minute sessions for £100. This allows us to take the time to fully assess your and your needs as not everyone’s the same.

We specialise in creating individualised programmes which are specific to your needs and goals. As a result, all our Postnatal Pilates classes are 1:1 and can be done online or in person in our fully equipped studios.

We also understand that Pilates is only part of the postnatal picture. However, we can provide you with advice, and the team, who can help you in getting back to all the activities and sports you were doing previously.

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