Postnatal Physiotherapist-led Pilates

Pregnancy and childbirth can put a lot of strain on your body and many women will experience some back pain, pelvic pain or muscle weakness afterwards. A safe and targeted rehab programme is key to help you restore strength and control in your pelvic floor muscles, improve your tummy muscle gap and regain your fitness.


Whether you gave birth recently or several years ago, our postnatal Pilates classes are suitable for all women who have given birth.

Our specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapists offer a comprehensive postnatal assessment of your posture, tummy gap (diastasis recti), movement of the spine, pelvis and hips and an internal examination of your pelvic floor muscles if needed. A tailored programme of corrective Pilates exercises can then be developed for your individual physical issues.

We offer 1:1 postnatal Pilates on both mat and reformer. Our group postnatal Pilates classes are live, online sessions and we send out recordings of each class you book afterwards, so you can practice using the recordings at another time if you prefer.

When would a postnatal Pilates class be recommended?

All our classes are taught by experienced physiotherapists, so you can be confident that we understand the physical issues experienced by postnatal women and will teach you a safe and targeted programme to help you restore the balance in your body.

We offer bespoke service, so whether you call us for a one-off postnatal assessment, book into a weekly online postnatal Pilates class or want to arrange a regular private Pilates session, we will always be focusing on your individual needs.

We strongly recommend a 1:1 session before starting group classes if you are a complete beginner or if any of the following apply to you:

  • Ongoing pelvic floor issues
  • Significant Diastasis Recti (abdominal division)
  • Third or fourth-degree tear
  • Recent Caesarean Section

What will you learn in a Postnatal Pilates class?

You will learn a lot about your own body and how it moves. You’ll learn about your pelvic floor, how to check for diastasis recti, restore strength in your abdominals, mobilise any tight areas, breath well and change your habitual movement patterns.

You’ll explore different ways of moving to achieve greater range with better control and efficiency.

Some of the benefits of a Postnatal Pilates class:

  • Improved pelvic floor control and abdominal strength
  • Great balance
  • Better flexibility
  • Postural awareness
  • Breathing well
  • More efficient patterns of movement
  • General strength and tone

Book a postnatal Physio-led Pilates class in Cambridge

Call us on 01223 914415 for more information or book online for one of our group classes

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