The aim of our Pelvic Floor Workshops is to truly inform you about your pelvic floor, its function and ultimately show you how to engage it properly and effectively through day to day activities and during exercise.
After a short introduction, the workshop will be split into two 40 minute sections with a 15 minute refreshments break halfway through and will finish with a 15 minute Q&A session.
Section 1: Specialist Womens Health Physiotherapist Harriet Peatman will explain the function of the pelvic floor and core and its vital role within the body and how it may be effected post birth. Looking at bladder and bowel health and the effects these have on your pelvic floor. There will be practical elements to this talk to get you engaging with your inner core.
Section 2: Specialist Women's Fitness Coach Kirsty Doonan will take you through a series of exercises in which you will learn to use your pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles whilst performing functional movement patterns and you will be taken through a classic gym style workout so you can feel confident again about returning to exercise. There will be an option during this session to have a tummy check for Diastasis Recti, more commonly known as 'tummy separation'.
Section 3: Q&A with the experts!
Harriet & Kirsty will also be available after the workshop for you to ask any private questions regarding your pelvic floor health.
This workshop is open to any post natal woman that wants to know more!
Participants should be a minimum of 8 weeks post vaginal birth or 12 weeks post c section birth.
Babies are welcome to come with you. Please bring your own exercise mat.
Harriet is a pelvic health physiotherapist based in Frome, Somerset. She specialises in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction such as pelvic pain, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse through simple management strategies, individualised exercise programmes and manual therapy.
Harriet has a particular interest in providing postnatal checks for mums and supporting them to return to exercise safely.
Kirsty has worked in the health & fitness industry since 2006 covering the Frome & surrounding areas. She qualified with a pre/post natal exercise certificate in 2009 but more recently updated her knowledge in 2015 with a more advanced qualification, with the focus on the pelvic floor & core.
Kirsty has been running post natal classes and 1-2-1 sessions for the last 14 years helping mums get back to doing what they love with confidence.
The Bennett Centre, Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1UP
Next Workshop Dates
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