Physiotonic offers a friendly environment where you can exercise with your baby, meet other mums and restore your pre-pregnancy fitness. These classes are for Mums & Bubs only. There are some really common injuries women sustain in the post-natal period that are often due to:
- overuse from lifting the baby, lifting the pram, breastfeeding, carrying the baby and bending over for bath time.
- returning back to exercise too quickly on a body that isn’t strong in the right places.
Common post-natal injuries include:
- back pain
- knee injuries such as knee cap tracking issues (patellofemoral pain)
- hip injuries such as labral tears
- ankle sprains
- shin splints and stress fractures
- shoulder pain
To prevent common injuries sustained in the post-natal period and to help get you back into shape, we specifically work on:
- educating our lovely Mums on fitness tips and their bodies.
- Your pelvic floor – the pelvic floor is like a hammock. When weight is placed on it, it stretches. This is what happens during pregnancy and it is so important to regain pelvic floor activation in the post-natal period to help restore core strength and manage or prevent incontinence issues.
- Your deep core – strengthening you from the inside out, so your body has a strong, stable framework.
- Your buttock strength – these muscles are so important at giving your pelvis stability and
supporting your spine. Plus, toning your buttock can help you look trim and terrific!
- General body strengthening – to improve your muscle tone and overall strength.
Whilst training with discipline and structure is one of the most important things to achieving your potential as a runner, equally important is ensuring that functionally you are well trained and able to handle the loads of distance running without getting injured. Like most runners from time to time I have had my own niggles. However I am now feeling stronger than I ever have. I must say thank you to the team at Physiotonic for understanding what is required to be able to run well.