Have back pain? Hip or pelvic pain? Leak? Feel downward pressure in your pelvic floor? Unstable pelvic joints? Your problems might come down to a dysfunctional pelvic floor!
The pelvic floor is one component of the deep core. The deep core operates as an entire unit with all the components firing in proper sequence. This is crucial in maintaining spinal and pelvic stability, and to allow your pelvic floor its best opportunity to function well. Further, the deep core must provide the appropriate level of stability before movement occurs. In deep core dysfunction, one or more of the components may not be “online” or may have a weak response, causing a lack of stability and function. Also, in some cases muscles are chronically being held tight. This also causes a situation whereby the pelvic floor and deep core cannot function well. Read more in depth about the Deep Core and its crucial importance.
Pelvic floor function issues do not only affect postnatal or menopausal women and the elderly, but they do make up a larger proportion of those affected. Anyone, including children and men can suffer symptoms such as leaking (incontinence), pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic back pain, etc. Here is a link to a comprehensive list of the Symptoms of Deep Core/Pelvic Dysfunction.
There are several factors that can lead to impaired pelvic floor function:
- childbirth (both vaginal and C-section)
- hormonal changes in peri menopause/menopause/antenatal
- heavy lifting, for work or sport (e.g. crossfit, other heavy lifting at gym)
- high reps of various “core strengthening” exercises, including sit ups, crunches and double leg lifts
- low back or pelvic pain
- extended periods of low activity, for work (desk job), illness (bed rest) or lifestyle (low level of exercise and movement)
- lots of sitting
- chronic cough or sneeze
- obesity/excess weight gain
- sports involving high impact or body blows (gymnastics, netball, basketball, martial arts, boxing, etc.)
- chronic constipation and straining to go to the toilet
- abdominal or gynaecological surgery
- poor posture
- childhood bladder or bowel issues
- chronic suboptimal breathing strategies (such as tight holding of the abdomen, severe belly breathing, or neck breathing)
- tight muscles
If you are one of the many, many women who suffer impaired deep core/pelvic floor function, the good news is that there is help and support out there and you don’t have to suffer in silence or feel shame!
There is help available that, in the vast majority of cases, does not start with surgery (which is too often the only option presented by well-meaning GPs) and puts control back in your hands!
Doesn’t it seem reasonable to want to LIVE WITHOUT FEAR of leaking, without fear of developing a prolapse or making one worse, without pelvic or back pain, without constant daily stress from any issue related to pelvic floor and deep core dysfunction? Isn’t it reasonable to want to TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR BODY?
EMPOWER YOURSELF by learning how to regain or protect your healthy, strong and natural body functions, starting at the deep core and connecting to the rest of your body. Discover a path to moving strongly again throughout your day and life. Find out how what you eat can help you combat these issues. Learn strategies for coping with excess stress, asking for help and dealing with life laundry, and how these can improve your women’s health issues and overall health. Discover all this and more in all of my specialised wholistic offerings for:
- Post Natal
- Peri-Post Menopause
- Core & Floor Connection and Function for any stage of life
These are available as:
- 1:1 Personal Sessions and
- Small Group Classes
Further, everyone, even if you don’t train with me, is encouraged to join me in my *free!* Hike Club, a relaxed, fun community of ladies who get together to enjoy the amazing natural environment of The Blue Mountains, the company of others, and get some exercise, stress release, and fresh air as a bonus!
Check out my FAQs page, informative Blog pages, and relevant program and class pages for more information and to get answers to any questions you may have. If after that you still need more information, Contact Me!