Women's Health Physiotherapy & Pilates, Torquay

How can I stay strong and healthy during pregnancy?

What exercise is safe for each trimester?

How do I protect my pelvic floor during pregnancy?

Exercise during pregnancy, there are significant musculoskeletal and hormonal changes within your body, some of which can cause you discomfort.

We treat and advise on many conditions related to pregnancy, including but not limited to:

  • Pelvic floor issues and incontinence

  • Pelvic pain (sacroiliac joint and pubic symphysis)

  • Pelvic floor preparation for birth

  • Neck pain and headaches

  • Upper back pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Wrist pain (De Quervains)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Perineal Massage

  • Issues with sleeping position

Pregnancy Exercise

During pregnancy is widely supported by evidence to have benefits for mother, baby and the birth process. We can provide advice and exercise programs (home or in session) specifically tailored for your needs and we can also discuss birth and labour skills from a physiotherapy perspective.

Pregnancy Pilates

Pilates is a great form of exercise during pregnancy and is suitable in all trimesters. Starting early can prepare you for the upcoming demands on your body. Pilates can prevent many pregnancy related aches and pains and potentially equip you for a more speedy recovery by getting you strong and mobile.

Perineal Massage

There is some really strong evidence now that perineal massage helps prevent severe tears and reduces the need for episiotomies which is something we at SCPP really want to get behind. We are now offering short appointments for anyone who'd like us to help apply these techniques effectively. We will likely suggest a weekly appointment in the weeks leading up to birth but this depends on your specific circumstances and your desire/ability/motivation to do perineal massage at home.

Your physio will be able to tell you when it's best to start these appointments, usually from 34 weeks or so. You can bring your partner along so you can both learn how to do this together at home. Alternatively, you can see one of our physios regularly and let us do the massage for you!

Free Guide:
When to see a Physio during Pregnancy

The earlier we identify and treat any issues in pregnancy, the better your recovery post birth.

Download our simple graphic that explains when it is most beneficial to see your physio throughout your pregnancy. 


We have samples of a range of support garments and belts for you to try, we also stock Mitton Support belts and Serola belts that are specific for pelvic girdle pain. We will measure you and if we do not have your size in stock, we are able to order it and have it in a few business days.

Contact Us

If you are unable to find a suitable time via our online booking system, please call, or send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Open Hours

Monday : 11:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am – 07:00 pm

Wednesday: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am – 03:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Sunday: Closed

Sessions also available Tuesdays 8.30am-4.30pm at Berth, 2 Wright Place, Geelong.


Suite 104, First Floor, Torquay Medical Hub

1 Cylinders Drive, Torquay, Victoria 3228

Phone Number


1 Cylinders Dr, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia

Acknowledgement to Country

Surf Coast Shire spans the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and Protectors of this place. We acknowledge their ancestors who cared for the land, rivers and sea - and all of its creatures - for thousands of generations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future who continue on this path.

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