The pelvic floor muscles can get out of a normal routine when symptoms like leaking, constipation, and pain arise. Using pelvic floor awareness practices, you can begin to turn those symptoms around!
Have you put thought into how you can start the rehab process postpartum, even in the first few days to weeks? It doesn't need to get complicated, and it doesn't need to take a lot of time. Get your free guide to postpartum rehab.
"Normal" complaints like leaking while running after your kids, feeling gassy and bloated after meals, having unwanted pain during sex, or having to go to the bathroom every hour are common among women. They are also treatable. Start taking action steps to unravel the layers behind your symptoms.
We are launching a one-of-a-kind postpartum course that combines the knowledge of a pelvic floor physical therapist and pregnancy & postpartum athleticism strength coach to teach you WHY, WHEN, and HOW to make a safe return to postpartum exercise.
Return to running postpartum is a process and should be paired with a rehab program to meet your long-term goals and wellbeing. We want to establish an early foundation and continue building on that with progressive overloading week-by-week to get stronger, feel confident in functional movements, and test out which variables work for you. Learn what makes up a postpartum return to run checklist!
Pelvic floor physical therapists can address so much when it comes to pregnancy and birth prep. Learning effective positions and pushing, evaluating your posture, establishing an exercise routine, improving muscle strength, and empowering your partner can make a tremendous difference for your pregnancy and childbirth.
Slow breathing in and out through the nose forces you to breathe correctly and tolerate a more normal balance between oxygen and CO2 in your body. If you wake up from a night of sleep exhausted with a dry mouth, have been told that you snore, or sleep with your mouth open then you can be confident that this is affecting your ability to utilize oxygen and allow tissues to recover.
Most people hear the words pelvic floor, and automatically think of kegels (or pelvic floor contractions). Yet, there are many cases where quite the opposite is more important.
Gradually exposing your tissues to this problem will ensure you get more comfortable with it and your tissues actually get stronger as long as you choose the correct dose of tissue load.
Pelvic organ prolapse does not limit the activities and life you are able to have; it takes finding the right ways to do those things you want.