"Your knowledge is amazing and has helped me relax and gain confidence in myself. Thank you so much for your energy and dedication to helping me and others like me".
- J, 2018
Due to Covid-19 Lock-down and Physical Distancing Procedures my Post-natal Assessments can currently be done as an online video assessment or in person.
I am super excited about my online service and love that I can still offer a high standard of care, with the best bit being that it allows you to remain in your comfortable environment making this service so much more accessible.
That initial time after having a child is a whirlwind of emotions. It can be a few weeks before you acknowledge how you are feeling with your own body. Once that initial recovery process has taken place some women are left wondering how to best start an exercise programme to rehabilitate and strengthen their bodies without doing undue harm. One look at Facebook these days leaves you inundated with exercise programmes promising flat stomachs and toned buttocks. For most of us these goals seem very distant! Taking a guided approach to your post-natal rehab will help to allow your body the time it takes to recover. It will help you to reconnect with your body. I believe that all mothers should receive a Post-natal check up about 6-8 weeks after birth. Consider it a body warrant of fitness. Not only has pregnancy been a time of rapid change, child birth can bring many challenges on its own. Your body has been through a dramatic change and now you are commencing a physically demanding job. My post-natal assessments identify any pelvic floor dysfunction, abdominal diastasis (separation), back/pelvic dysfunction and a postural assessment to establish the best approach to your rehabilitation.
I encourage all my clients to establish goals that they can work towards. It may be to be able to walk 30min around the park without back pain. It may be to be able to cough without bladder leakage or to be able to run a half marathon! Everyone is different but establishing this as a part of your initial assessment allows us to create a treatment plan that will work for you.
It can be hard to juggle everything with a new baby but taking some time for YOU will be hugely benefical to your physical and mental wellbeing! My online FOUNDATION programme can be a great way to get moving with the knowledge that what you are doing is appropriate for your post natal body. Check out my online section for more information.
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