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Antenatal Aquatic Physiotherapy

Antenatal Physiotherapy

Antenatal aquatic physiotherapy is a safe and effective way to exercise throughout pregnancy. Our trained physiotherapist will guide you through exercises appropriate for your changing body. Exercise in pregnancy has been shown to provide positive benefits including:

  • Improved muscle tone, strength, energy levels and physical preparation for labour
  • Potential to limit weight gain, cramps, gestational diabetes risk
  • Potential to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort, such as pregnancy-related back pain
  • Psychological wellbeing, including stress management, enhanced mood, positive body image, improved mobility, less fatigue and better sleep

What to expect:

  • All Aquatic Physiotherapy sessions are run at our Next Gen clinic utilising the Next Gen gymnasium pool in North Adelaide. The pool is heated, easily accessed via stairs and is a consistent 1.2m depth
  • Sessions are 30 minutes with some time for swimming or floating after the session
  • Clearance from your GP, Midwife or Obstetrician is required before commencing classes
  • On your first visit the Aquatic Physiotherapist will meet you pool side to discuss any particular goals or concerns you may have and run through your comprehensive screening tool to ensure exercise safety and suitability
  • All sessions can be claimed under ancillary cover of your private health fund – under Physiotherapy or Antenatal Services, please check with your health fund for more details

Please call Next Gen, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide for all bookings and enquiries 8221 7000