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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

Please read the information below concerning COVID-19 and Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic’s approach to the situation.

The Clinic is regularly monitoring the Australian Government’s information and advice on COVID-19. Up-to-date information can be found here. This information is updated regularly and anyone who is concerned should check this site for the most current information. Patients or any visitors to the Clinic who have recently travelled overseas must follow the Australian Government’s guidance.

All travellers must isolate for a period of 14 days after they have entered Australia.

If you have entered Australia within the last 14 days, you must not enter the Clinic.
If you have been in close contact with a proven case of coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days from the date of last contact with the confirmed case.

Regarding Consultations: If you are isolated, susceptible or concerned about attending your appointment, please call and discuss tele-health options that may be available.
If you are seeking information on COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Wakefield Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic – 8232 5833