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Physiotherapy during pregnancy

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals' women’s health physiotherapists provide quality exercise classes for pregnant women to ensure that you exercise safely and in line with best practice guidelines.

Physiotherapy Pilates Class

Pilates assists in developing core strength by facilitating correct positioning for exercises, breathing and muscle activation. It is ideal for pregnant and postnatal women.

An initial assessment can determine your individual goals and address any concerns. Our classes are limited to four clients to allow for close supervision and tailored programs.

When?

Weekdays 7 am.

Where?

Venue will be advised on booking.

What is the cost?

Initial individual screening appointment: $130

4 weeks x 1 hour class: $120 (pre-paid at time of booking).

Aqua Therapy Class

We maintain small group classes at an indoor pool (water temperature 32°C). All classes are designed and conducted by an experienced physiotherapist.

Aqua based exercise provides comfort and support while exercising by reducing the effect of gravity and is therefore an ideal way to exercise during pregnancy.

Regular aqua based exercise classes can help you with:

  • Improved feelings of physical comfort and well being
  • Help to manage any back or pelvic pain
  • Maintain fitness, flexibility and coordination
  • Exercise safely in a comfortable environment.

When?

Tuesday 1.30 pm and Thursday 6 pm sessions are available.

Where?

Sam Riley Swim School, Mt Gravatt East Pool

Cnr Newnham Rd and Wecker Rd

What is the cost?

2 weeks x 1 hour class: $40 (pre-paid at time of booking).

Exercise in Pregnancy Class

This stability class aims to maintain fitness while incorporating strength, balance and coordination. It includes the use of light weights, fit balls and gentle mat work.

We maintain small group classes with a maximum of 10 clients which are designed and conducted by experienced physiotherapists.

When?

Wednesday 5.15 pm

Where?

Level 5, Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

What is the cost?

2 weeks x 1 hour class: $32 (pre-paid at time of booking).

TENS in Labour—tutorial and hire

TENS assists by stimulating the body’s own mechanisms to cope with pain by:

  • blocking the nerves that detect painful sensations, hence reducing the sensation of pain
  • assisting the body to release its own morphine like substances (endorphins).

TENS is non-invasive and has no known side effects to the mother or baby. Experienced physiotherapists run a tutorial which is best to attend at around 37 weeks of your pregnancy.

Please book early into the tutorial to avoid disappointment.

When?

Classes are run weekly.

Where?

Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

What is the cost?

$100 deposit, $30 hire, $20 gel pads (pay at the class).

How do I book?

For enquiry, booking and pre-payment for all physiotherapy classes, please phone 07 3163 2920 and ask about:

  • Exercise in Pregnancy classes
  • Physiotherapy Pilates classes
  • Aqua Therapy classes
  • TENS in Labour.

Please leave your details and we will contact you as soon as possible to organise your booking.

Costs may be refundable so please check with your private health insurance provider for further details.

Individual consultation

Women’s health physiotherapists are available for individual outpatient consultation throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby, providing a seamless, specialised physiotherapy service for you at this very important time.

Please phone 07 3163 6000 for further information or to make an appointment.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: MHS-802-03420
Last modified 18/5/2016.
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