Antenatal Hydrotherapy Classes

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 28 January 2015

Ante Hydro

Are you an expectant mother looking for a safe form of exercise to perform during your pregnancy?

Hydrotherapy is a low impact activity performed in warm water, usually heated between 28 to 30 degrees. When standing in chest deep water, approximately 75% of on-land body weight is made buoyant due to the hydrostatic pressure. These properties not only reduce the aches and pains associated with pregnancy but can assist in decreasing hand and feet oedema in the later stages. Research shows that pregnant women participating in hydrotherapy experience better quality sleep, less cramping and a decreased risk of gestational diabetes.

At SportsMed NQ, our Antenatal Hydrotherapy Class is instructed by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and is claimable under private health. Within the class, exercise prescription and education focuses on the following:

-      Activating deep core abdominals and pelvic floor muscles

-      Posture correction

-      Stretching for flexibility

-      Maintaining aerobic fitness

-      Land strengthening activities, i.e. Pilates

Interaction with other soon-to-be mothers can be a great way to share information, pick up handy tips and establish support networks. The small group class provides a safe and social environment for expectant mothers (particularly those in their first pregnancy) but also for new mothers who have medical clearance to commence exercising following the birth of their baby.

SportsMed NQ conduct Antenatal Hydrotherapy Classes out of the 25m pool at Long Tan swimming complex (on the corner of Lindeman Avenue and Fulham Road, Heatley).

Wednesday afternoons 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $20 per class

Contact 4771 3650 to secure your spot now!

 

 

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