Mums & Bubs
We are accepting new bookings for Thirroul Physiotherapy postnatal exercise classes.
Who are the classes for?
Mothers and their babies aged between six weeks and approximately 12 months. Mothers with older babies who want to join are welcome to contact Karly to discuss your options.
What do the classes entail?
Five x 60-min classes that run over six weeks.
It is a beginner level class with a focus on posture, pelvic floor and core activation, strengthening and stretching. Intermediate options are also available.
Classes involve mat work and strengthening exercises using exercise balls, TheraBands, weights and other equipment.
Why exercise after having a baby?
Whether you are looking to return to exercise or getting active for the first time, there are many benefits to keeping an active lifestyle after having a baby.
These classes will particularly focus on:
- Restoring abdominal strength and tone
- Prevention of future incontinence by training your pelvic floor
- Improving posture and core strength to protect your back
Being active in general has many benefits such as:
- Improving sleep quality
- Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
- Improving overall body strength
- Protecting from heart disease
- Reducing blood pressure and cholesterol
- Reducing the risk of diabetes
Thirroul Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
14/345 Lawrence Hardgrave Drive
*See reception to be directed to the gym
Maximum of six per class.
An exercise physiologist and/or physiotherapist with a special interest in postnatal rehabilitation will instruct this class.
Monday 1 pm – 2 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Block of five sessions – $125 (to be used over six weeks)
We recommend you have an initial assessment with our women’s health trained physiotherapist before beginning classes ($85). Please call to discuss.
Rebates available with most health funds. Contact your fund for further information. If you need further information, contact our lovely reception staff.
Please purchase the five-week block at Thirroul Physiotherapy Clinic prior to attending your first session. Bookings in advance are essential.
There will be make-up classes available but unfortunately, refunds will not be possible.
If your bub is quite active let us know so we can arrange another staff member to assist. We want you and your bub to get the most out of the class.
Please contact us via email or call 02 4267 3400 to book in as soon as possible to secure your spot. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What do our classes involve?
We are providing a service that delivers safe and appropriate exercise following pregnancy. Additionally, we deliver advice to progress you to higher intensity exercise as your body gets stronger. The classes contain elements of Pilates, general strengthening exercises and low impact aerobic activity. Education on safe exercise and programs will also be provided.
Who runs the classes?
The classes are run by an accredited exercise physiologist who is also trained in Pilates.
When can I start?
This may vary from person to person. Generally, at four to six weeks post pregnancy, most of the acute changes that have occurred during the pregnancy have settled back to normal. From here, exercise can be resumed gradually.
Post C-sections, most wound healing will have occurred by the six to eight-week mark. Exercise can be resumed gradually with direction from your GP.
Where and when?
Classes will run in the Thirroul Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic rehab room. Space is equipped for you to bring your child along if you wish.
Classes will run on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please call for times as they can vary.
Set of five sessions – $125 ($25 per session)
Each set must be carried out over a period of six weeks. Most private health funds offer cover for these services. Check your health fund to see if you are eligible to claim.