Bebé PT provides women in and around the West Los Angeles, CA, area with state-of-the-art Pilates therapy aimed at promoting strength and flexibility, helping women alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy and the post-partum period.
Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates and focused on core strengthening, balance and breath control. Pilates exercises are focused on improving balance and flexibility, and a complete Pilates routine practiced throughout pregnancy and beyond can help ensure you stay as healthy as possible and mitigate many of the symptoms associated with pregnancy.
Pilates offers many important benefits to women while they're pregnant, including:
stronger core muscles, including the transverse abdominis, an abdominal muscles that plays a critical role in delivery and also provide support for your growing belly during pregnancy
prevention of post-partum “pooch” caused by separation of the abdominal muscles, a condition called diastasis recti
better control of your breath which can aid in reducing the discomfort of labor and delivery
greater control over the pelvic floor muscles, which play an important role in delivery as well as in preventing incontinence; Pilates helps women learn how to contract the muscles more efficiently, as well as how to relax them more completely during delivery
prevention of many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy, including low back pain caused by changes in balance and posture
Yes, Pilates offers many advantages to women after they give birth, including:
faster recovery and restoration of your pre-pregnancy strength following birth
better flexibility and spine strength
realignment of the joints and the entire body once the pregnancy weight begins to come off
whole body conditioning to address the multiple physical issues associated with pregnancy and delivery
stress reduction and release of “feel good” hormones and brain chemicals
Before any Pilates exercise regimen begins, you'll have a consultation appointment to discuss any symptoms you're having as well as your goals and overall health, so your plan can be customized specifically for your needs.
In an effort to make women's health physical therapy accessible and affordable, Bebé PT is a participating provider for hundreds of different health plans. If Bebé is out-of-network for your plan, we will submit the insurance claims on your behalf. Treatments are generally covered with a prescription from your OB/Gyn or any physician. If you don't have a prescription, we can send the physician a prescription on your behalf. Below is a list of the health plans for which we are in-network.
"There is a great balance of progress and encouragement. Every time I leave, I feel like I've made a step in the right direction and come away armed with useful tips."
"One thing I especially appreciate is that I never ever feel rushed-- every question, pain, nuance I want to discuss is always thoroughly talked through. "
"All the assistants are super nice and friendly. I would definitely recommend Bebe PT during pregnancy or postpartum."
"They help you retain your shape and introduce safe and effective work-outs for all your pregnant and post partum needs."