Prenatal PhysioYoga

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The Prenatal PhysioYoga classes are designed to nurture and support you through pregnancy and prepare your body and mind for labour and birthing. The classes integrate postural awareness, breathing techniques, mindful movement, connecting to your core stabilizing muscles, and restorative postures.

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Fall sessions

September 17 – October 22, 2020 (6 classes)
Thursdays 12–1 pm

November 5-Dec 10, 2020 (6 classes)
Thursdays 12-1 pm

 

Taught virtually via live stream using the Zoom platform

Instructor: Shelagh Haynes, MScPT, Registered Physiotherapist & Certified Yoga Instructor

The small class sizes allow the exercises to be customized and modified to meet the needs of the  individual participants.

Therapeutic Benefits

  • Prevent common aches and pains associated with pregnancy, including sciatica, low back, SI joint and pubic symphysis pain
  • Enjoy a healthy, active, painfree pregancy
  • Optimize your breathing patterns and discover your optimal postural alignment
  • Connect to your root muscles and prepare your pelvic floor for birthing
  • Release tight muscles and feel great moving your body
  • Relieve stress and fatigue
  • Deepen your ability to breathe and soften during labor and birthing
  • Feel inspired and empowered to birth your baby
  • Optimize your postpartum form and recovery

The classes are beneficial at any time during pregnancy and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

Registration

To register or for enquiries, please call 613-291-2956 or contact Shelagh at shelagh@core-connections.ca.

Payment

$35/class
$210 for 6 classes

* Extended health physiotherapy coverage may apply if a physiotherapy assessment is completed prior to the start of the classes.

Pre-payment at the time of registration is required for the full 6 classes. There are no refunds for missed classes but a credit can be applied towards a subsequent Prenatal PhysioYoga session.

Payments can be sent by e-transfer to admin@core-connections.ca with the password “classes2020”.

Prenatal PhysioYoga Assessment

A one-on-one prenatal physiotherapy assessment is recommended prior to starting the Prenatal PhysioYoga classes.

The prenatal physiotherapy assessment includes screening for the following conditions:

  • low back, thoracic, sacroiliac or pubic symphysis pain
  • rectus diastasis abdominus
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • urinary incontinence
  • pelvic floor muscle tension and weakness
  • pre-existing perineal, episiotomy scars or c-section scars

The prenatal physiotherapy assessment also aims to give you insights into how your core is working including:

  • how you breathe and regulate pressures
  • your abdominal wall tone and function
  • the strength and relaxation of your pelvic floor muscles
  • your postural alignment and body mechanics
  • specific muscle release exercises
  • the best cues that help you to connect to your core

The prenatal physiotherapy assessment can be offered virtually through telehealth or at the clinic. Prenatal assessments that are done at the clinic include an internal pelvic floor assessment. The key points of the assessment will be passed along to the instructor to help integrate your care and help you to gain the maximum benefit from the classes.

To learn more about the benefits of telehealth vs in-clinic appointments, read more here.

To book your prenatal physiotherapy assessment please call 613-291-2956 or book online.

For a printable PDF brochure, click here.


References

[1] Curtis, K., Weinrib, A., & Katz, J. (2012). Systematic review of yoga for pregnant women: Current status and future directions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, 2012, 715942. doi:10.1155/2012/715942

[2] Sharma, M., & Branscum, P. (2015). Yoga interventions in pregnancy: A qualitative review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 21(4), 208-216. doi:10.1089/acm.2014.0033