Ever Wonder why no Matter What you do, you Can’t Lose the Mommy Pooch? It's Time to Learn More About Your Pelvic Floor
By Cheryl coppa
The more we know, the better we can understand, prevent, manage, and even reverse dysfunctions in our pelvic floor. Check out these interesting facts that most of us don’t know about our pelvic floor!
1. Most of us are carrying our pelvis in the wrong position. This directly contributes to pelvic floor dysfunctions such as pain, leakage, urgency, and prolapse. So until we make this adjustment, dysfunction will continue to pop up (or out). Why does this happen in the first place? It could actually be a long list of reasons. Could be childbearing, sedentary life, or excessive sports training. Whatever the reason maybe it is really a very simple fix! To learn exactly how to fix this watch the video below. This is a foundational step in addressing ALL pelvic floor dysfunctions, everyone with a pelvis will benefit from this information.
2. Pelvic floor muscles are just like any other muscles and they can be trained and rehabbed. All muscles contract, lengthen, tear, feel sore, and knot. This is the same with your pelvic floor muscles. A healthy pelvic floor is one that is positioned well, flexible, and strong throughout the full range of motion AND works in synergy with the other Core muscles. When we are experiencing Pelvic Floor dysfunction, it is because the muscles are too tight, too lax, too stretched or immobile, and not connecting with the core muscles. Unless we do something about it, nothing will change and the dysfunction will only get worse.
3. Your Pelvic Floor is part of your CORE, a very important part. This is a fact that is completely skipped over in the wellness and fitness industry. Ever wonder why no matter what you do you can’t lose the mommy pooch? This is a critical part of our program and takes place in PHASE 2 (of our 4 PHASE recovery program). You need to connect your core and your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is the foundation of your Core. Think of a house that is disconnected from its foundation. You can do all the crunches in the world,(please don't ), but if you are disconnected, you will not have a strong and functional core, it will only contribute to the dysfunction you are experiencing. Our body is giving us signals with the leaking, the painful sex, the prolapse, the low back pain, the pelvic pain, and the urgency. There is a disconnect! Restore connection and communication of those muscles, and function is restored.
4. Kegels are not the answer. We hear it all the time, do your Kegels. Here’s the problem: As mentioned in point 2, if we are already dealing with a tight pelvic floor and we add contracting to an already tight muscle, we will only be contributing to the problem. Think about how you would strengthen your bicep. Would you just squeeze it? Or would you use your entire arm to perform a bicep curl?
Take another muscle example, to get strong thighs, would you contract your thigh or would you do squats? It's the same thing when it comes to your pelvic floor. Remember your pelvic floor is part of your core, in order to strengthen your pelvic floor, we need to do this in synergy with your core. This is a crucial part of the healing process that we do in PHASE 2 of the Core and Pelvic Floor Program. We reconnect the Core and the Pelvic floor to restore function, which in turn, stops the leaks and the pain!
5. Pelvic health is crucial for ALL AGES, even nonchild-bearing women. Unfortunately, most of us don’t pay any attention to our pelvic health until these life-altering symptoms show up. The leaks, the pain, the heaviness, and the overwhelming loss of control. Our pelvic health should be checked every year when we go to our OBGYN or for our physical. We can prevent so many dysfunctions by just checking in with our pelvis and learning a few techniques to keep in practice in our everyday lives that can save us years of suffering. Once we know better, we can do better.
After I learned all these techniques, I immediately shared them with my teen daughters. In their every day, in their sports training, adding these techniques will save and keep the core & pelvic floor strong and functional! For teens, for athletes, for prenatal, postnatal, perimenopause, and post-menopause, we can ALL benefit from this information. We can prevent, manage and reverse pelvic floor dysfunctions.
In the video below I share the very first step of HOW to prevent, manage, and reverse pelvic floor dysfunction. It's mind-blowing how easy and how effective this step is. This foundational step is something everyone with a pelvis should know. Take a watch, learn it, and put it into practice.
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About Cheryl Coppa
✔️ A certified Core Confidence Specialist (Pre & postnatal fitness, pelvic Floor, diastasis)
✔️ A certified Personal Trainer specializing in women's fitness over 40
✔️ Low-Pressure Fitness / Hypopressive certified by creator Dr. Tamara Rial
✔️ Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist
✔️Instructor of the Pelvic Floor Health program, Ola Ka Ola