Your Pelvic Floor
Your pelvic floor is a combination of muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons and connective tissue. The pelvic floor connects to the pubic bone at the front, the tailbone at the back and the sit bones on each side. The primary roles of the pelvic floor is to keep the pelvic organs in place and maintain continence and for woman, support the baby during pregnancy and assist in the birthing of the baby.
Unfortunately, these muscles can become weakened, often due to pregnancy and later, hormonal changes during the menopause. Weakness of the pelvic floor can ultimately lead to pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Plus the connection from our brain to these stretched and weakened muscles becomes lost, and so a lot of exercises that we used to do for a toned, fit, strong body no longer work for us.
For optimal pelvic floor function we need to learn how to reconnect our diaphragm (breath) to our deep abdominals and pelvic floor, so that ultimately, this becomes a natural unconscious movement both in the gym and during daily activities.
A weak core and/or pelvic floor dysfunction will not be able to cope with exercises such as:
Plank & Crunches
Running, Jumping & Skipping
Is your body ready for bootcamp or HITT or CrossFit? Do you experience pain in your back, shoulders, neck or tops of thighs during or after exercise? Do you leak during movement/exercise. If so, you are probably overloading a weak core.
Mamadoo is passionate about training the pelvic floor during all its 1-2-1 and small group sessions but we particularly focus on this during the following programmes:
We are proud to announce that we will be running a series of Pelvic Floor Workshops. Come to one of our 2.5 hour workshops to learn more about your pelvic floor and what you can do to keep it strong now and into your older years with Kirsty Doonan - Women Fitness Coach and Harriet Peatman - Womens Health Physiotherapist.