We had our Pelvic Floor and Core workshop today which I always enjoy and love the fact that we can change and better the quality of a woman's day to day life and also her exercise. Also, I always find it interesting that we can think we are doing one thing with our body but actually we might be doing something else - other muscles might be compensating for the ones that REALLY should be working and until we delve a little bit deeper and use tools such as Real Time Ultrasound (which we do in our workshop) we can never totally know that what we are doing is the right thing. I have seen a number of women come to these workshops potentially with no 'traditional' pelvic floor weakness symptoms yet they have a weak pelvic floor and the exercise they are doing could potentially be setting them up for other (worse) symptoms down the track. Really knowing what is going on on the inside is invaluable and what any trainer can do through instruction and touch is limited - if you get the opportunity to come along to one of these workshops or to work with a women's health pysio who uses RTU I would highly recommend it both for your pelvic floor and transverse abdominal (core) health - they all interlink and play a big part in your overall quality of movement and comfort both in everyday life and in exercise.
I wrote an article on pelvic floor a little while ago for my newsletter, you can find it by clicking here.
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