We are passionate about all stages of Women's Health at Pear Exercise Physiology, and our team have further education & indepth understanding of the physiological changes in your body brought on by pregnancy, birth, surgery and rehabilitation for the pelvis & pelvic floor.
Below are some of our unique services to support women through pregnancy, motherhood & beyond.
Optimal Foetal Positioning (Baby Spinning) Visit our Exercise Physiologists for assistance in getting baby the right way round for birth, suitable for breech or transverse lay babies and also proactive mums-to-be to keep baby head down! Our Exercise Physiologists will provide a combination of exercises, stretches and postures can help with optimal foetal positioning to complete at the studio & at home. Appropriate from 28 weeks through to 40 weeks.
Labour Preparation Massage A labour prep massage (LPM) is a whole body massage where the focus is preparing the mind with relaxation and preparing the pelvic girdle for labour using remedial massage. From 38 weeks we can include acupressure points to assist in stimulating and encouraging labour to start. It is important to remember that each woman and labour is unique and certain techniques are not guaranteed to start labour, but will support your body in the stage it's at. During labour a mother may choose to use a number of body positions that are optimal for birthing her baby, like squatting, kneeling or even being on all fours. These positions require more flexibility in the legs and hips. So to facilitate these positions, we focus on working the muscle groups in the thighs, hips and lower back. Ideally including LPM in your pregnancy plan from 36weeks and continuing weekly to labour onset, will give your body the most benefit. Labour Prep Massages are an amazing way to prepare mentally and physically, allowing you time to rest and possibly sleep before the onset of labour.
Abdominal Separation (Diastasis Recti) Rehab 1 in 3 women will experience diastasis recti postpartum, and research shows that without rehabilitative intervention, the gap between your abdominal muscles & weakness in your abdominal wall will not get better. Visit our team who are specialists in postnatal rehabilitation for assistance in diastasis recti rehabilitation program for in the studio & at home. Postnatal Return to Exercise Clearance Keen to get back to the movement you love? Do it safely with the assistance of our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists & Exercise Physiologists, this appointment is appropriate for 6 weeks postnatal for vaginal delivery and 8 - 10 weeks postnatal for c-section or interventions (forceps, vaccum, episiotomy) deliveries. At this appointment we will screen your abdominal wall, pelvic floor, any pelvic girdle dysfunction and graduate you back to low intensity exercise with a combination of in studio appointments, mums & bubs classes & home programs.
Mum's Return to Run Club The first research evidence guidelines were published in 2019 to help support graduated return to high intensity exercise, including running! Join our park based exercise class, where you will progress from strength circuit work, to impact work, all the way back to shuttle run drills & a 5 km run!
Hysterectomy/ Prolapse Repair Rehabilitation Most surgeries have post surgical rehabilitation, however Hysterectomy and Prolapse repair surgeries have long gone under serviced & with poor outcomes. We are working closely with Gynaecologists & Oncology- Gynaecologists to provide a comprehensive 4 week exercise rehabilitation to help reduce risk of re-prolapsing, incontinence & chronic pelvic pain.
Prolapse Rehabilitation Prolapse diagnosis can feel like the end of exercise & activity - but it doesn't need to be. Work with our Exercise Physiologists to help reduce your fear of movement, and to improve your pelvic floor activity in conjunction with pessaries, Women's Health Physiotherapists & specialist Pilates classes at Pear.
Pear Exercise Physiology is a women's health clinic offering exercise physiology, physiotherapy, remedial massage and small group strength and pilates classes located in Chermside West, Brisbane. We are child friendly, have easy on street parking and private health rebates available. address: 14 Bramcote Street, Chermside West, 4032 call: 0478 116 700 email: firstname.lastname@example.org