What is the Pelvic Floor
The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles that form to hold the pelvic organs (eg. bladder, uterus and intestines) in place and facilitate proper bowel, bladder and sexual function. The pelvic floor is part of the deep core muscles and is often neglected. The pelvic floor may be the missing link to why you are still having persistent lowback pain.
Muscles that make up the Deep Core
- Pelvic Floor
- Transversus Abdominus (low abs)
- Multifidus (postural back muscles)
Symptoms of a dysfunctional pelvic floor can include:
· Low back pain or hip pain
· Bulging of your abdomen during ANY exercise
· Urine leakage with coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, jumping
· Constipation or urgency with bowel movements
· Painful sex
· Vaginal heaviness
Pelvic Floor Assessment
Pelvic floor assessments can:
· Help you understand your pelvic floor and whether you are engaging and relaxing properly
· Provide you with information on how to contract AND relax
· Provide you with relaxation and stretching techniques if you have an overactive pelvic floor
· Help you understand the role of a healthy pelvic floor and deep core prior to running and higher impact activities
Exercise During and After Pregnancy
Exercise can help prevent gestational diabetes, reduce stress, aches and pain during pregnancy and is great for the development of the baby too. Learn how you can stay fit and strong for baby and YOU.
Post Natal Assessment
Bouncing Back After Baby
How to take care of YOU while you are taking care of baby
- Planning on getting back into an exercise routine?
- Getting aches and pains from caring for your little one?
- Is your body not yet where you’d like it to be?
A Post Partum Screen (~ 6-12 weeks after delivery) can:
· Teach you how to stand, breathe, and move well functionally to help you move towards achieving your goals and return to activities that make your body feel good.
· Check the status of your pelvic floor and if healing correctly.
· Help you connect with your deep core and body again after delivery.