The pelvic floor is a very important group of muscles in the pelvis. Many women know that it’s important to do your pelvic floor exercises, especially after giving birth. But what a lot of women do not know is that this muscle can also get very tight and cause an equal amount of problems. You can have a weak pelvic floor, and it also be very tight. Unfortunately no matter how many pelvic floor contractions you do, this is unlikely to change the tightness and restore it to an optimal length.
You might be wondering how these muscles get tight. One of the reasons is because women nowadays very rarely use their body to its full capacity to allow these muscles to stretch out, such as deep squatting, climbing, traversing rocky terrain. Now I don’t recommend you go out and start doing these things suddenly, because that can lead to pain and injury. But I do recommend starting some gentle hip and pelvis stretches to stretch the pelvic floor.
If you click the link below, this will direct you to the stretches.
We are also excited to announce our third round of Mums & Babies Class will be starting in 2 weeks on Wednesday April 18 from 10:30-11:30 am at 12 William Street Gatton.
This class will include education on how to take care of your pelvic floor and body post pregnancy. We will also do unique and effective exercises to restore and optimise your pelvic floor. If you are a mum, you are eligible to join this class! Give us a call on 5462 1131 to book in or ask any questions.
We hope to see you there!