KX Pregnancy Support Program
The KX Pregnancy Support Program uses an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to nutrition, physical therapy and exercise. Each program is managed by a program co-ordinator and is tailored to the individual needs of the client. As part of our cohesive referral practice, participants are monitored by different practitioners in their areas of expertise. Assessments are provided pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-partum as required.
1. Nutrition for pregnancy
Glen Matten MSc provides one-to-one consultations in the spa. Achieving optimal nutrition before, during and after pregnancy, promotes a healthy pregnancy with fewer complications and provides the offspring with the healthiest possible start to life.
2. Pregnancy Physiotherapy and Osteopathy
Simon Rice MSc and Boniface Verney-Carron GOsC provide private spa-based physical therapy sessions. It is important that exercise during pregnancy and post-partum is structured, supervised and tailored to the individual. The physiotherapy and osteopathic services provide support and advice on physiological adaptations during pregnancy and the impact on exercise and injury risk, divided into two parts:
part one: an initial screening looks at exercise history; strengths and weaknesses; and current exercise levels and types. This results in your referral to the appropriate personal trainer: strength and conditioning; pilates and/or yoga; and a treatment plan for any specific complaints.
part two: a post-partum exercise program is created to help regain strength and movement. This includes core and pelvic floor retraining, advice on breast feeding positions and baby carrying and lifting positions.
3. Pregnancy Exercise
Our physical therapy team will provide referral to the pregnancy personal training team. Our experienced trainers have backgrounds in exercise science
and specific pregnancy training. Research shows exercise to be important and safe during pregnancy.
Resistance Training: has been shown to have positive effects on multiple indices of labour. A carefully planned, personalised program of resistance training, yoga and/or pilates can provide a multitude of benefits.
Aerobic Conditioning: aerobic exercise during pregnancy at a level great enough to produce or maintain a training effect does not adversely affect birth weight and may be associated with fewer perceived pregnancy associated discomforts.
Additional spa services are also available.
The KX team proudly supports “Borne(Borne)”:http://borne.org.uk/.Borne’s goal is to prevent disability and death in childbirth and create lifelong health for mothers and babies.
Gideon Remfry Health & Fitness Manager
Glen Matten MSc Nutr Med
Boniface Verney-Carron Osteopath BSc(Hons)Ost Simon Rice MSc Physiotherapist
For further information please contact gideon remfry, health and fitness manager at KX on 020 7584 5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org