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!
Let's break down the process of your first pelvic floor physical therapy visit - from the time you walk in, to the time you walk out - so you can feel more prepared and hopefully a little less nervous.
"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.
Since the movement of the pelvic floor can be hard to feel or see - compared to flexing your bicep and seeing your arm curl up for example - a mirror stands in as a perfect stimulus to see those muscles.
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!
1 in 10 men will experience pelvic pain at some point, and lots of them will have trouble identifying the root cause.
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.
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.
Next time you are backed up, skip straining like crazy on the toilet and try I Love U (or abdominal) massage instead!