Pregnancy-specific MAT

For the Journey

PRE. DURING. POST.

Pregnancy is an incredible journey through one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It may also bring discomfort. Obviously, you want to move through it in the best condition possible, and MAT can help. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, maintaining your fitness is of utmost importance. The physical demands of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum mount on top of each other. Each stage has unique factors that need to be addressed.

Here is how Pregnancy-Specific MAT can help you at each stage:

PRE-CONCEPTION

  • Correct any previous muscular imbalances, such as core or gluteal dysfunction, using Muscle Activation Techniques so that your structure can best support pregnancy.
  • Create a habit of strength training before conception that will remain intact for years to come.
  • Refer to registered dietitian, if needed, for weight maintenance before conception.

PREGNANCY

  • Create safe and effective workouts that take into account the mechanical and hormonal changes of pregnancy. If a woman has ligamentous laxity, guided training is important to avoid stress on the sacroiliac joint.
  • Perform MAT after major abdominal growth spurts to relieve the stretched/taut feeling of lengthening muscles and maintain supportive posture.
  • Take a focused approach to training to help build the mental focus for labor and delivery.
  • Create plan of exercise introduction for after birth that is gentle yet effective while the woman’s body heals.

POSTPARTUM

Perform MAT to correct muscular imbalances that have been created during labor, delivery, and postpartum. These issues may include:

  • Activation of the deep abdominal muscles that have been stretched so they can shorten back to a normal and functional resting length.
  • Treatment of muscular imbalances that contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and pain during intercourse.  Referral to a pelvic floor specialist if needed.
  • Activation of muscles that are inhibited due to epidural usage or incision lines.
  • Correction of diastasis recti.
  • Alignment of rib cage over pelvis.
  • Begin the path of strengthening that will return your body to what you remember pre-baby – many times even better! The focus of training switches to structure and building a foundation of support.

WHAT TO EXPECT

THE PROCESS.

SESSION LENGTH:

MAT sessions are either 55 or 85 minutes in length. To ensure optimal results, we always start with a detailed 85-minute assessment to be able to fully understand your body’s unique history and understand where we can assist you. From there, sessions will either be 55 or 85 minutes long, depending on the severity of issue and/or personal preference.

FREQUENCY:

The frequency of visits is something we discuss with you in the first session based on our findings during the assessment. Most clients come either once a week or every other week to get started, then move to a “maintenance” frequency that is far less frequent, which saves time and money but progresses the results.

INVESTMENT:

The range of $135-180 per hour is an average relative to experience and specialties.

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