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Canberra Hospital Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are involved in the following preparation for birth classes:

Healthy Pregnancy Session

Early pregnancy education covering back care, posture, pelvic floor exercises, exercise guidelines and relaxation.

This class is a pre-requisite for Balancing Bellies attendance

Pregnancy To Parenting - Active Birth and Beyond

Later pregnancy, preparation for birth education; covering positions and movement, massage, relaxation and post-natal recovery advice.

TENS for Labour

Transcutaneous External Nerve Stimulation(TENS)education and information regarding this method of pain relief.

"Balancing Bellies" during pregnancy, from 25 weeks

Stretch and tone exercise class, using a therapy ball.

"Movers and Shapers" after birth

Low impact return to exercise. Bring your baby with you.

Individual Appointments

Individual outpatient appointments during the pregnancy and 3 months post-natally are available for women birthing at Canberra Hospital.

These appointments are for musculo-skeletal or pelvic floor/continence issues

They're also available for women with special needs. Interpreters are available by prior arrangement.

Source: www.health.act.gov.au
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