During Pregnancy, birth and postnatally the female body undergoes significant changes which can lead to musculoskeletal discomforts as well as pelvic floor problems.
Although these problems are common they are not normal and can be treated and managed with Physiotherapy.
We are here to support you throughout your journey into motherhood. We will guide you through your recovery from a vaginal or Caesarean birth, by rehabilitating your body to help you achieve your lifestyle and exercise goals with a combination of physiotherapy, Pilates, exercise and advice.
We are reopening on Monday 18th October- Sorry that it has taken us a while to get in touch and let you know what is going on while we have been navigating the rules and regulations.
Face- to- face classes will resume on Monday 18th October. We cannot wait to see you back in the studio.
The opening timetable is above.
As in the past, during the pandemic, we have specific restrictions imposed on us for reopening.
Life within the studio will be similar to before the lockdown.
Bookings for classes can be made via email email@example.com or via text 0415871043.
We are restricting Mat class sizes to 15 and studio classes to 4.
Masks are still to be worn unless you have a medical exemption.
During stage 1 of opening in order to attend face-to-face classes you will need to have had two doses of a Covid-19 Vaccine or carry a signed medical exemption form.
Masks must still be worn inside at all times until December 1st.
During Phase 3 - Predicted for 1 December masks will no longer be mandatory and non-vaccinated people may return.
QR codes check-in and hand sanitiser must be used every time on entry.
We understand that some of the conditions imposed by the public health orders may not allow all our clients to return on Monday the 18th or that some of you may have other concerns and wish to wait.
We will still be offering our mat classes via zoom if you would prefer to continue to join in from the safety of your home.
Please note these conditions have been imposed on us by the State Government and are not necessarily a reflection of our beliefs.
We appreciate the support of all our clients during these difficult times.
If you are not yet able to return or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, If you would like to discuss your individual situation or concerns.
We consider you all part of the P4L family and will do what is within our power to help keep everyone safe and happy....
Due to the current lockdown in Newcastle NSW we are unable to hold group classes in the studio.
So this week I will be running the pregnancy class online via zoom on Saturday morning and Tuesday evening.
If you would like the zoom link please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 0415871043 or send a DM.
Fingers crossed we will be allowed to reopen for face-to-face classes on Friday the 13th.
Enjoy the week at home and stay safe.
physiotherapy is considered an essential service so if you need an appointment please reach out.
Happy Mother’s Day xx
I am feeling grateful to be mother to these 2 Epic humans - being a mother is my greatest achievement and and set me on a career path change .
What a lovely Mother’s Day weekend I have had spent with my favorite people - I have been very spoilt and truly blessed!
🙏🏽 💗 💙❤️
This Day can be a difficult day for those who have lost - Thoughts of my Mum and my Nan’s always close on Mother’s Day.
Wishing all Mum’s, Nan’s, God- Mothers , Aunts, mums-to-be, foster mums, step-mums, fur-baby mums and those who have lost or wishing to be mums a beautiful day filled with love....
Getting my stats brain 🧠 on this weekend with Women’s health training associates .
Birth Choices course.
Looking at the research and stats to help women make more informed choices about birth.
Wishing all clients and followers a very Merry Christmas 🎄🎁🎅🏻and a happy and safe new year.
Today is the last day of classes and physio consults for 2020.
We reopen for 2021 on Saturday 9th January with the 8.30 pregnancy pilates class followed by the 10am Childbirth and parenting class with @embracingbirth_au.
Thank you to all the beautiful mums and Mums-to-be for your support this year.
A lovely evening at the launch of the 2021 @newcastle_baby magazine and @pandanational fundraiser.
It’s lovely being in a community of businesses supporting women during the childbearing year and beyond. I am thrilled to feature in this local Free magazine for the second year.
Congratulations and well done to @daniella_ruru on a job well done.
If you would like a copy I have them at the studio now. It’s jam packed with great articles and information from the Newcastle and Lake Mac birthing community.
Lovely to network with @embracingbirth_au @nourishlactation @yummumtum @poppyseedphotography_au @katekennedybirthphotography @unwindpilatesstudio @sally.marchini.apd @beauteandbe @bellayoucoaching @drjaceypryjma @rebeccaorchard_remedialmassage @theoxytocincollective @empoweredlactation_withemma @newcastle_birth_movement @newcastle_kinesiology_practice @rockmybabyhcc @timbernooknewcastle
I have just written an article for @newcastle_baby magazine about the postpartum physio check up, great to see the message is getting out there
Posted @withregram @birthtrauma.org.au When you attend your women’s health Physio appointments it is about YOU!
YOU and your birth
YOU and your body
YOU and your mental health
YOU and your goals
These are sessions that you deserve to discuss your birth, body, goals and ask any questions you may have.
Based on your body and your goals, this session may involve:
- an internal vaginal examination to assess your pelvic floor and healing. This can also determine your risk for return to exercise, strategies to assist in return to sex, and ways to maximise your pelvic health. We may do this in lying and/or in standing based on your symptoms and goals!
- ultrasound examination of your abdominal wall, core and pelvic floor to assist in understanding your tummy muscles. This can be especially important for women with abdominal separation who want to learn to use their core, determine the exact distance of separation and ability to control the separation. It also teaches strategies to assist in tensioning the gap.
- musculoskeletal examination of your muscle strength and mobility to assist in pain relief and return to exercise. This can be helpful for women who suffer from hip or back pain, breastfeeding aches and pains, or tailbone discomfort following birth.
Exercise assessment and prescription to assist in return to exercise/sport, or strategies to strengthen the body
All women deserve this assessment- not to feel forced into having further appointments or to raise concern about your pelvic floor or abdominal wall, but to be given information and options! It is your body and you get to decide what to do with it once you have the information- as long as you get the information in the first place!
There is still time to sign the change.org petition calling for Medicare subsidised physiotherapy for postpartum...
18 years ago today I transitioned from maiden to mother.
When a first baby is born a mother is born too.
Mikhaila’s birth was not as I had planned... My uncontrollable blood pressure was not responding to 2 weeks of bed rest in hospital and a lot of Labetolol.
This meant that Mikhaila was evicted ( induced) at 37 weeks.
I was told by the Medical staff I should prepare for a long Labour that would probably fail and to expect a Caesarean.
On the Sunday before her birth I was given Cervidil gel which did little more than make for a Sunday full of cramps and a night of poor sleep.
The Next morning at 8 am I was transferred to Delivery suite (without any breakfast) feeling like a lamb to the slaughter, tired and hungry.
After an artificial rupture of membranes and a Syntocinon drip I was in Labour .. it was on ... The contractions felt like zero to 80 straight away.
This was not what I had planned - I felt restricted ‘tied to the bed’ due to the drip and monitor but I did my best to move around on my ball and stay off my back.
I was determined I did not want Gas or any other pain relief , I rocked and breathed through each contraction. At the 5 hour mark the drip was about to be increased again and I asked for an epidural - I was feeling I was at my limit... I just wanted to know how much longer and how much more intense the surges would get. The Midwife told me I had hours to go yet and I felt defeated.
The Anesthetist arrived and instructed me to sit very still on the edge of the bed .... However it was extremely difficult to sit still.... I explained I could not sit due to the pressure I was feeling and the urge to push. The Anesthetist looked annoyed, she asked if I could be examined , the midwife looked and seemed shocked that I was fully dilated, the Anesthetist left the room without saying anything. So I assumed the epidural was off the cards.
The remaining Midwives in the room asked me what position I wanted to birth in ... I geared myself up for what I thought was going to be the hardest most physical part of the day.
I semi -squatted on the bed and my body took over ... 3 massive contractions later I breathed my baby out.
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