Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chelsea Method right for me?

This program is designed by physical therapists specifically for moms to  rebuild their core foundation immediately after birth. However, if you’ve experienced postpartum issues like diastasis recti, painful sex, incontinence or back and neck pain, Chelsea Method is for you no matter how long ago you gave birth. Take our free evaluation to learn more.

How is the program organized?

Chelsea method is a three month calendar-based video program, divided into three phases. These videos are scheduled in an easy-to-follow calendar. Individualized calendars for a vaginal birth and cesarean section birth are available, but each phase can be taken at your own pace.

How long are the videos?

The program consists of five different categories of videos ranging in length from 3 to 20 minutes. Our educational and movement retraining videos run between 3-5 minutes, while our exercise videos span from 10-20 minutes.

What is Mom on the Move?

Mom on the Move is a set of exercises and movements for moms to do with their baby.

How does the subscription pricing work?

Chelsea Method is available as a monthly, quarterly or annual recurring subscription. The suggested schedule is based on a three month plan, but you may take longer based on your individual needs. Subscription plans renew automatically and can be cancelled at any time. Learn more about pricing here.

How do I know if it is safe for me?

We know that each birth story and healing journey is unique. This is why we created our program to be flexible, allowing for each mom to go at her own pace. At the end of each phase, there is a fitness test that allows moms to objectively measure their progress. This ensures appropriate readiness and safe progression onto the next phase.

How soon can I start after giving birth?

The program is safe enough to start day one after giving birth, but can be started anytime in your healing journey, from 6 weeks to 6 months (even 6 years!) postpartum.

I had a c-section, will the program still work for me?

The program takes into consideration all different birth types and is appropriate for each woman’s unique birth story. Chelsea Method has an alternative schedule for mothers who have had cesarean sections. However, it is important to listen to your body and go at your own pace during the program.

Is Chelsea Method safe for my pelvic organ prolapse?

Chelsea Method provides education on how to safely go through each movement while monitoring for excessive pressure. Chelsea Method will help to improve your prolapse while building core strength. If this program does not feel good while you are going through it, please stop and seek out a pelvic floor physical therapist.

Is Chelsea Method safe for my diastasis recti?

Chelsea Method provides education on how to monitor for a diastasis recti throughout the program and teaches safe movement to limit excessive pressure. Chelsea Method will directly address your diastasis recti while building core strength. If this program does not feel good while you are going through it, please stop and seek out a pelvic floor physical therapist.

Is Chelsea Method safe for my umbilical hernia?

Chelsea Method provides education on how to safely go through each movement while monitoring for excessive pressure. Chelsea Method will help to improve your hernia while building core strength. If this program does not feel good while you are going through it, please stop and seek out a pelvic floor physical therapist.

I’m no longer in my 4th trimester, will this program still work for me?

While the program was designed to be safe enough to start day one after birth, it can be started anytime in your healing journey: from 6 weeks to 6 months (even 6 years!) postpartum.

What type of exercise equipment do I need for my workouts?

We keep it simple: our program uses an exercise ball, a theraband and yoga block. We recommend this one, available for less than $12 bucks on Amazon.

I had my kids years ago, can this program still work for me?

While the program was designed to be safe enough to start day one after birth, it can be started anytime in your healing journey: from 6 weeks to 6 months (even 6 years!) postpartum.

I feel like I need more help, where can I find information on finding an appropriate pelvic floor therapist?

Here are some directories for finding a pelvic health physical therapist near you:

https://pelvicrehab.com
https://ptl.womenshealthapta.org
https://pelvicguru.com/directory/

What is the best way to contact Chelsea Method?

We’d love to hear from you. Click the "Message us" button on this page or  email us at hello@chelseamethod.com

Is Chelsea Method covered by insurance?

No, Chelsea Method is not covered by insurance.

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