Gestational Diabetes Physiotherapy Class
You have been booked into the Gestational Diabetes Physiotherapy Class at the Women’s.
Your appointment will now take place by telephone. This means you don't have to travel to the Women’s for your appointment.
You'll receive a phone call from a physiotherapist on the day of your class. If you are unsure of the date of your class appointment, please call Physiotherapy on (03) 8345 3160.
Before your appointment
- Watch the short video series in our Gestational Diabetes Physiotherapy Class playlist on YouTube (approx. 12 min)
- Please read the information sheet below How exercise can help you manage your diabetes
These resources are important preparation for your phone consultation.
On the day of your appointment
Please make sure you are in a quiet location so that you can have a private conversation with your physiotherapist.
The call will display on your phone as ‘no caller ID’ so please accept the call.
If you have any questions, or need to reschedule or cancel, please phone us on the Physiotherapy contact number.
Listed below are information sheets for you to read before your class.
Downloads and Related Topics
How exercise can help you manage your diabetes
Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for most women during pregnancy. For women with Gestational Diabetes, exercise has a positive effect on blood glucose levels and, along with a healthy diet, can reduce the need for insulin during pregnancy.
- How exercise can help you manage your diabetes
Pelvic floor exercises
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments which support the bladder, uterus (womb) and bowel. It is important that all women exercise their pelvic floor muscles everyday throughout life, to prevent weakness or improve strength.
- Pelvic floor exercises