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Returning to Exercise After a Baby

As a new mum, your journey back to exercise after childbirth is a unique and significant step toward improving your physical well-being. However, navigating this path requires careful consideration and support, as there are many aspects to consider from pelvic floor rehabilitation, abdominal wall strength and finding the right stretch after spending prolonged times in certain feeding postures. Luckily, our Women’s Health physiotherapists are experts in facilitating your recovery in all aspects postpartum


Here’s why seeking guidance from a physiotherapist can be invaluable in this journey.


Personalised assessment: Every postpartum body is different, and so are the challenges it faces. A physiotherapist can conduct a thorough assessment of your pelvic floor, abdominal wall, lower and upper limb strength and any existing issues to tailor a rehabilitation plan just for you.


Safe Progression: Returning to exercise too quickly or without proper guidance can lead to injury. A physiotherapist can help you progress safely, ensuring that your body is adequately supported and strengthened as you reintegrate physical activity into your routine.


Goal specific rehab: We know every Woman’s goal is different from returning to pilates to running to competitive sports. We work with you to ensure the pathway and rehabilitation exercise are appropriate and specific for your end goal.


Holistic approach: We understand your life will not revolve around just doing your rehabilitation exercises, especially with a newborn at home. We work with you to fit them into your lifestyle while still prioritising your well-being and demands of motherhood. Whether it’s incorporating gentle stretches before bed, or coming in for designated pilates classes while someone looks after your little one, we are here to help you every step of the way.


Education and Empowerment: Understanding how to properly care for your wrists during exercise is crucial for long-term health and fitness. A physiotherapist can educate you on ergonomic techniques, proper form, and exercises to improve wrist stability, empowering you to take control of your postpartum fitness journey.

By partnering with a physiotherapist, you can nurture your body and mind as you embark on your postpartum exercise journey, ensuring a smooth and sustainable return to strength and vitality. Your wrists—and your overall well-being—will thank you for it.

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