What Is PPCE?

Before we understand Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise, first, we must define corrective exercise.

Corrective Exercise: A movement or exercise used to correct a dysfunction.

Corrective exercise (CE) is used to rebalance muscles and to help improve muscle function… it’s a combination of personal training and physical therapy used to teach each client how to move with the correct muscles… focusing on rebalancing the body to help improve function, posture, alignment, and optimal muscle activation.

In terms of pre and postnatal corrective exercise, the above theories are applied as the female body shifts and becomes unbalanced during the stages of pre-conception, prenatal, and postpartum recovery. This often leads to issues like incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, weakness in the core, and low back pain.

Adding Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise into your health and wellness routine has a wealth of benefits, including the potential to:

  • Increase chances for a healthy, well-rounded pregnancy*
    • Minimize pregnancy aches & pains, incontinence, and diastasis
    • Gain healthy weight throughout pregnancy
    • Reduce chance for gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, high blood pressure
    • Enhance the life of your growing baby
    • Ease & potentially shorten labor & delivery*
    • Reduce Labor Pains*
    • Gain strength (physical, mental, emotional) for labor & delivery, and increase potential for natural labor*
    • Enhance the possibility to deliver VBAC*
  • Help ease diastasis during the postpartum period
  • Reconnection the muscles that may have split, torn, or weakened during pregnancy and delivery,
  • Rebalance muscles that may have shifted during pregnancy and from the physical demands of becoming a mom (neck and back discomfort from holding, nursing, and caring for your baby).
  • Become a SuperMom*

*All results are dependent upon individual. See disclaimer on page footer.

Melissa Ellis has the experience of a personal trainer, plus the knowledge of a Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist. Each client’s experience will be unique to the individual, but will benefit all women seeking care.