I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2001 and became a mum for the first time in 2008.
I started running antenatal and postnatal classes in 2013, formerly under the banner of FitBack&Bumps. SInce then, continuing study, deeper professional training and hands-on experience have enabled me to develop the services I offer to women. I now offer my own programme of classes and clinic services under the name PhysioNatal.
When I had my 3 children, I was surprised by how little information I was given about what I should do to recover from birth. I expected therefore that I would bounce back and be able to carry on as before. In 3 pregnancies no one checked my tummy, no one told me about my pelvic floor and no one told me what was normal after having a baby. Even as a Physiotherapist I didn’t appreciate how much pregnancy and birth would change me, not just physically, but emotionally too.
Needing to find answers to my own health issues arising from the cumulative toll of pregnancy, birth and becoming a mother, I wanted to help other women through their childbearing years and beyond, to let them know what is normal, what isn’t and support them through the transition to motherhood.
To help women recover from pregnancy and birth, to support them to get back to the activities and exercise they love or give them the confidence to continue.
To help women feel better and more comfortable in their pregnant and postnatal body.
Please continue to explore my website and see how PhysioNatal can help you.
“Tanya’s class is excellent! I started the class because of pelvic girdle pain during my second pregnancy. I have found that the exercises really help with the pain but also the classes are so informative that I wish I had known about them during my first pregnancy. I have learnt so much and I would highly recommend!”
“I can’t recommend this class highly enough. I have always had a dodgy back and had tried Pilates years ago but it didn’t really work for me. I decided to try it during pregnancy and it has been amazing. Tanya is a fantastic tutor who not only teaches you exercise moves, but also provides handouts as reminders and really useful information at the start of each class about all different aspects of pregnancy and birth. If you’re considering taking a pregnancy class, this is a great one.”