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Seasons of Life Physiotherapy for Women

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pre and Postnatal Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy for the older woman
Health and fitness programs
Caring for women's health and fitness throughout the seasons of life.

Seasons of Life Physiotherapy for Women

About Seasons of life


Seasons of life is a specialised physiotherapy service for women of all ages who are aiming to improve their health or wellbeing through safe and effective exercise. Physiotherapy consultations are available for pelvic floor issues as well as pre and postnatal complaints, gestational diabetes and osteoporosis management.

Seasons of life caters for women with special health needs such as exercise during pregnancy or postnatally, women with pelvic instability, continence / pelvic floor issues or women who require a more individual approach or physiotherapy attention to exercise safely and effectively.

Seasons of life offers women a myriad of choices so that you can choose the most appropriate class for you. Pre and postnatal women can select from land or aqua pregnancy fitness classes, specialised pregnancy and birth classes, post natal core strengthening classes and post natal outdoor exercise classes.

For Physiotherapeutic fitness, seasons of life offers quality classes and Physiotherapy at a competitive cost and most health funds will rebate on group therapy exercise classes and consultations making seasons of life an attractive option for those with private health insurance with physio extras.

Seasons of life...Physiotherapy for women.

FunkyMama pre and postnatal classes

Classes


Essential Fitness and Pilates
Pelvic floor strengthening, abdominal and back strength and mobility. General fitness and muscle strength.

This class is suitable for mums of older babies and toddlers.

Eat lightly at least 1 hour before the class and bring along a water bottle.

Bookings and screening form essential!


FunkyMama Pregnancy Pilates

FunkyMama Pilates is a floor and equipment exercise designed for pregnant women. This class focuses on core stability, pelvic floor muscle and abdominal muscle strength and spinal mobility. A variety of equipment may be used including pilates equipment, exercise balls, mats, theraband and or free weights. Gentle music provides a supportive atmosphere.

Please discuss attending exercise class with your relevant health care provider; eg; GP, doctor, midwife, obstetrician or Maternal and Child Health Nurse, and download screening form and bring to first class 5 minutes early so that Fiona can check forms and discuss with you.

Eat lightly at least 1 hour before the class and bring along a water bottle.


FunkyMama Postnatal Pilates

Small group sessions for postnatal women after 6 weeks.

FunkyMama Pilates is a floor and equipment exercise designed for postnatal women. This class focuses on core stability, pelvic floor muscle and abdominal muscle strength and spinal mobility. A variety of equipment may be used including pilates equipment, exercise balls, mats, theraband and or free weights. Gentle music provides a supportive atmosphere.

Please discuss attending exercise class with your relevant health care provider; eg; GP, doctor, midwife, obstetrician or Maternal and Child Health Nurse, and download screening form and bring to first class 5 minutes early so that Fiona can check forms and discuss with you.

Eat lightly at least 1 hour before the class and bring along a water bottle.



FunkyMama Aqua

Feeling like a fish out of water?
Pregnant?

Pelvic Instability?

Ongoing postnatal discomforts?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

Water provides a great workout environment for pregnant women. Support for achey joints, stretching abdominals and pelvic floor, hydrostatic pressure on swollen ankles, and a buoyant resistance for arms and legs plus a lot of fun!

FunkyMama Aqua is an exercise class particularly suitable for women who find land based exercise difficult due to joint pain, abdominal stretching, incontinence, back pain or other discomforts. The Heidelberg pool is comfortable at 30 - 31 degrees celsius. FunkyMama Aqua consists mainly of strengthening and stretching and some aerobic exercise and takes about 45 minutes. It is not essential to be able to swim, although feeling comfortable in chest height water is recommended. We use some pool equipment to provide extra resistance and add variety to the class.
Please discuss attending exercise class with your relevant health care provider; eg; GP, Midwife, Obstetrician or Maternal and Child Health Nurse, and download screening form and client responsibility form and bring to first class 10 minutes early so that Fiona can check forms and discuss with you. If you require an individual Physiotherapy assessment, Fiona can arrange referral to appropriate Physiotherapy services.

Bring bathers, towel, and a water bottle and eat at least 1-2 hours before class.


FunkyMamaBirthPower

Need to focus on you, baby and birth?

FunkyMamaBirthPower is mind and body preparation for an active labour. It includes education and practise of techniques helpful in active labouring and birthing.

Suitable for pregnant women from around 20 weeks. This class is series of about 5 weeks. Partners and support people are welcome at select classes.

Topics Include:
Intro to labour and birth.

Positions and movement for labour and birth.

Massage, movement and positions.

Visualisation, breathing and vocalisation and rhythm, efficient pushing.

Perineal massage, TENS, music, water use in birth.

Baby visualisation, exercise and diet in pregnancy, discomforts of pregnancy.

Handouts will be available on topics discussed eg. relaxation techniques, use of ball in labour, massage techniques, use of music, positions for labour, working with pain and perineal massage.

Bring a thick towel to lie on, 2-3 pillows and your own exercise ball if you have one.
Eat lightly at least 1 hour before the class and bring along a water bottle.

Bookings and screening form essential!

Payment Details
$250.00 per 9 hour class series

Classes are rebatable on most private health insurance physiotherapy extras. Please check with your insurer under "Physiotherapy Group Exercise Class". Rebates may vary from 50% - 100% of cost of the class.


FunkyMama MumsNBubs Pilates

Have you recently had a baby? Looking for a low key place to exercise and where baby is welcome?

MumsNBubs Pilates classes are designed to give you a supportive, fun, friendly exercise environment where you can bring baby and meet other mums in the same situation as yourself. MumsNBubs is recommended for mums and babies from around 6 weeks post natal until baby grows into a toddler around 12 months.This class is 50 minutes long. We will strengthen posture, back, arms, abdominals, pelvic floor muscles and butt/legs as well as stretch tired limbs and backs. Baby can join in or sit it out!

Please discuss attending exercise class with your relevant health care provider; eg; GP, Midwife, Obstetrician or Maternal and Child Health Nurse, and download screening form and client responsibility form and bring to first class 10 minutes early.

Please bring baby gear including pram if required,a padded bunny rug and a water bottle for yourself.


Physiotherapy Consultations
  • Pelvic Floor Weakness

  • Bladder and Bowel Weakness

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Postnatal Pelvic Floor Checkups

  • Pre and Postnatal Physiotherapy

  • Pelvic Instability and Backpain

  • Gestational Diabetes Exercise Advice

  • Osteoporosis / Bone Health Management

  • Breast Inflamation (Breast Feeding Treatment)

Consultations are held at:
Shop 10 Diamond Village Shopping Centre
(where the IGA is located)

Corner Nepean Street and Medbury Avenue
Watsonia 3087

Payment Details

Consultations are rebateble on most private health insurance physiotherapy extras. Please check with your insurer.

$125.00 per initial pelvic floor consultation. $70.00 for review.
Allow 1 hour for initial consultation. Allow 30 to 45 minutes for review.
$80.00 per initial other. $70.00 for review.
Allow 30 to 45 minutes for initial and review consultations.

Physiotherapy for Breast Inflammation $85 in rooms / $100 - $120 in home visit

Payment is by cash, cheque, credit card (VISA or Mastercard) or Eftpos. HICAPS available

About Fiona


All seasons of life classes have been designed and are usually conducted by Fiona Greuter.

Fiona is a qualified, registered Physiotherapist with a passion to provide for the health and fitness of women during pregnancy and beyond to menopause and the later years of a woman's life. Fiona has been involved in caring specifically for women for over 10 years. She has worked in community health, private hospitals, public hospitals and for pre/post natal Physiotherapy fitness providers.

Fiona is currently consulting as one of the inpatient Physiotherapists at Northpark Private Hospital Maternity Unit. She has experience in treating many musculoskeletal conditions of pregnancy and also pelvic floor issues surrounding pregnancy, post birth of baby and later on.

Fiona has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and has completed the Masters level subject Exercise for Women at The University of Melbourne in September 2007.

Fiona also has Centre for Aging and Human Development, Exercise to Music Leadership (Older Adults Module) and regularly attends professional development so that you can rest assured you are offered only the latest clinical and academic information available.

Fiona is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and must comply with their high standards of treatment. She also is a member of the Physiotherapy group of the Continence Foundation of Australia. Fiona has a current level 2 first aid certificate and a special interest in Parenting and Childbirth Education and has attended many professional development days on these topics.

Why choose seasons of life...

  • Physiotherapy consultations by dedicated women's health Physiotherapist

  • Increased general fitness

  • Weight management

  • Increased pelvic floor and core strength

  • Improved back health

  • Strength training and toning

  • Physiotherapy advice and information

  • Health education

  • Bone health education and exercise advice

  • Cost effective; rebates available on Physiotherapy Extras (Private Health Insurance)

Physiotherapists with a special interest in women’s health, are university qualified health professionals with post graduate qualifications in pelvic floor exercise and fitness for women. Why trust your health during pregnancy and post natally to anyone less! At seasons of life we are eminently equipped to assess, prescribe, supervise, modify, monitor and evaluate physical needs for all women, from adolescence through to older age.

Women have special needs during their lives because of our unique physiological make-up. Pregnancy, birthing and the post natal period are very special times in women’s lives. You deserve only the most qualified and experienced, high quality, personalized care by a women’s health physiotherapist. Physios conducting FunkyMama pre and post natal programs at seasons of life, genuinely understand and care about your health and fitness during this time of your life. As women grow older, our needs and health priorities may change. Attention is required to maintain safe and effective results for this age group.

At seasons of life…

We specialise in women! All women can benefit from health and fitness training. Seasons of life offers programs for all women regardless of ability or health status. Women with high risk factors for exercise can be safely looked after in consultation with your medical care giver. Exercise can be modified especially for you. Classes are designed to complement advice of your health care provider. Low risk exercisers are given the right information and fitness programs to achieve their goals. Physiotherapy management is founded on evidence based practice.

Personalised service and excellence is our motto!

Classes are run in a warm, fun, friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere without the boot camp or over vigorous leader. Values of mutual respect, trust and responsibility are important to us.

You are encouraged to report any unusual health signs or symptoms that you may have experienced during or after the class. Please contact me by phone or email to discuss.

We are members of The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). APA Physiotherapists are required to practice in accordance with the code of conduct and expected standards of professional and ethical principles.

What to wear...


No need for designer fitness clothing, just wear layered comfortable clothing and exercise footwear, eg; runners. Ensure you wear a supportive bra. Pilates participants should wear no slip socks.

Please note for FunkyMama's who are postnatal or breastfeeding, sportsbras are more supportive than maternity bras, so if possible feed baby before exercise. This will also prevent discomfort from heavy breasts.

For FunkyMamaAqua, wear bathers or over t-shirt.

Costs


Physiotherapy consultations
Consultations are rebateble on most private health insurance physiotherapy extras. Please check with your insurer.

$125.00 per initial pelvic floor consultation. $70.00 for review.
Allow 1 hour for initial consultation. Allow 30 to 45 minutes for review.
$80.00 per initial other. $70.00 for review.
Allow 30 to 45 minutes for initial and review consultations.

Physiotherapy for Breast Inflammation $85 in rooms / $100 - $120 in home visit

Payment is by cash, cheque, credit card (VISA or Mastercard) or Eftpos. HICAPS available

Classes
Classes are rebatable on most private health insurance physiotherapy extras. Please check with your insurer under "Physiotherapy Group Exercise Class". Rebates may vary from 50% - 100% of cost of the class.

All equipment is provided.

$28.00 per individual class or 10 for $250.00 or 20 classes for $450.00.

Birthpower
$250.00 per 9 hour class series (over 3 nights)

Classes are non refundable.

If you are booked to come to a class and cannot make it, 24 hours notice is appreciated. Classes do not need to be taken in consecutive weeks although greater benefits occur with more regular exercise.

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