Pregnancy hydrotherapy is an exercise class based in the water. This class takes place each week at the River Bourne club (Chertsey). It is run by a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist for those who have pain in pregnancy.

Exercising in water has been shown to reduce pain in pregnancy. It is often useful as it helps to reduce the weight on the joints whilst also adding resistance to help improve muscle strength.

 

The class aims to improve:

  • Function and mobility
  • Strength and flexibility
  • Pain
  • Bodily awareness

The class is tailored and can be adapted for different ability levels. You might be guided or encouraged to make some exercises individual to meet your own goals.

 

What happens in the class?

Each class lasts 30 minutes and takes place in a closed off section of the swimming pool. You will either need to use a poolside ladder to get into the pool or use the steps (however this will require walking across the pool under lane dividers).

 

After the class

We encourage you to also try to attend a pool to complete similar exercises again in the week or if you have been provided a home exercise programme by your physiotherapist then you should also complete this through the week.

 

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