Postnatal exercise programme
Tone and flatten abdominal muscles including any separation; rehabilitate the pelvic floor; correct strategies for exercise to prevent and treat pelvic floor dysfunction; achieve exercise goals and return to fitness.
This programme consists of a postnatal physiotherapy assessment and 6 progressive exercise classes. You may start any time after your 6-week check.
The comprehensive assessment at Copford Physiotherapy Practice, near Colchester, involves:
- Thorough health and birth history
- Abdominal and pelvic floor functional assessment
- Goal setting
- Personalised exercise programme to practice at home and be progressed in the classes
- Instruction in foundation exercises
During each class you will work on your individual programme under supervision; I will progress your exercises and answer any questions.
In the 2nd part of the class we exercise as a group. This segment varies each week: it may incorporate a circuit, strength work, balance and control or sports-specific exercises, tailored to the needs of the group.
Ideally the 6 classes should be taken consecutively. However, as this is not always possible, you have 3 months in which to complete the programme.
The classes are held on Saturday mornings from 8.30-9.30 am at Copford Village Hall, Colchester, Essex.
Physiotherapy assessment plus 6 classes
“Tanya’s classes have enabled me to become pain free and start running again. Having experienced pain over a number of years due to two fractures in my spine I didn’t think this would be possible at the start.
I have been to other physiotherapists and Pilates classes but Tanya’s approach allowed me to build up my strength and confidence at my pace. Unlike other classes Tanya’s professional qualifications allow her to truly understand your personal limitations. However tired I feel going into the class I always have renewed energy when I come out. I am now addicted!”
“I am so glad I have found Tanya, just a shame I didn’t find her when I was pregnant because she would have definitely been able to ease my pain in the later stages of pregnancy.
The course of classes have been really helpful in easing my back pain and getting back to the stage of exercising and stretching correctly. Thank you so much Tanya, I am definitely beginning to feel back to my old self prior to pregnancy.”
Antenatal and Postnatal Classes Venue
Copford Village Hall, School Road, Copford, Colchester, CO6 1BX