The unspoken P words, Pelvic Prolapses

Pelvic Prolapse, what a beast…want to reduce pain and get fit? It’s still possible.

If you don’t know what Pelvic Prolapses are then lets take a second to define them. Pelvic Prolapse can happen to any woman, at any age. To women who have had children, and to women who haven’t. Now most cases of Pelvic Prolapse will occur to women who are past menopause or who have given birth to large babies (so says most literature). But, many out there don’t fall into those typical categories either. Research is finding proof that more and more women develop prolapses at much younger ages then was previously documented. There are many forms of prolapse and some of them even men can develop. There’s Uterine Prolapse, Bladder (Cystocele) Prolapse, Urethra Prolapse, Intestine (Rectocele) Prolapse, Rectal Prolapse, and even internal rectal prolapse (intussusception). Now I’m not here to school you on prolapses because if you have them then hopefully you’ve sought out a Urogynecologist, Gynecologist, and/or Physical Therapist to help you understand your condition and options. However, I am here to encourage women to not turn away from working out because of having these conditions. And to encourage women who do workout to ensure they understand the precautions they should take when training. It is possible to work out with one or multiple prolapses, even those at stage 3 prolapse. The key is how you work out. And that’s what I can help you with. I have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the techniques you need to use while training to minimize internal pressure which can aggravate or even worsen prolapses. By increasing strength within the glutes, the low back, the core and the hips some individual even find they have a reduction in pain and discomfort associated with Prolapses. Others can greatly benefit from a proper stretching routine to address overly tight pelvic floor muscles. When back, hip and core muscles get shortened and tight they can pull the body out of alignment, again making worse any pelvic issues like prolapses.

So if you are a woman or man trying to manage pelvic prolapses and fitness, but aren’t sure where to start, give me a call. And if you are someone that currently trains and finds their prolapse symptoms are worsening, give me a call for a training assessment.

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