Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates with Reformer

During pregnancy, the body releases hormones progesterone and relaxin which causes the ligaments in the joints to relax. This often leads to the ankle, pelvis, and wrist becoming unstable and painful. Hence it is best to avoid overstretching and focus on strengthening exercises such as Pilates. Moreover, as the abdomen expands with pregnancy, abdominal separation or Diastasis Rectus can occur, causing back pain, sacroiliac pain and incontinence.

How Pilates with a Reformer can help During Pregnancy
  • Prevent and cure abdominal separation
  • Strengthen core muscles such as the transverse abdominis and multifidus muscle
  • Relieve pressure from the back and pelvic floor thus curing back pain and mitigating incontinence
  • Strengthen all joints, including wrist, ankle, sacroiliac, back, and others
  • Prevent/cure sacroiliac joint pain such as pubic symphysis pain (anterior pain on the bone below the umbilicus)
  • Maintain healthy body weight and size of the baby bump
Pregnancy Related Assessments
  • Posture assessment and correction
  • Identification of weak/ underactive muscles
  • Identification of overactive muscles and prescription of specific stretches
  • Assessment of the severity of abdominal separation
  • Assessment of the pelvis and possible misalignment
Pregnancy Exercises with Pilates Reformer
  • Activation of core muscles and prescription of core muscle strengthening exercises
  • Prescription of specific stretches to realign the pelvic assessment of and education on breathing patterns
  • Exercises to improve balance and target weak muscle groups
  • Progress core muscles strengthening exercises
  • Hand and leg coordination exercises
  • Neuro-muscular pattern exercises

Our specialized physiotherapists will regularly measure and reassess abdominal separation and help monitor your progress.

For more info, contact us at appt@sportsandspinal.hk or +852 2530 0073.