Workshops & Courses
Pelvic floor workshop coming Spring 2020!
Pelvic-floor related problems are still quite a taboo subject and many of us are embarrassed to talk about it, probably men more than women, but it affects everyone and anyone. It really can have a negative impact on lives, and yet there are things we can do to improve or even reverse the problem and the unpleasant symptoms. You might not even realise you have a pelvic-floor problem as so many symptoms are just put down to age or accepted as normal. Read on to see if this workshop could help you or someone you know.
Our pelvic floor workshop is aimed at men and women who have had or are experiencing the following concerns:
- poor bladder control or weak bladder
- strong or unpredictable urges to pee
- constipation or bowel strains
- lower-back pain
- discomfort during intercourse for women
- pain or pressure in the pelvic region, genitals or rectum
- muscle spasms in the pelvis
- men with prostate issues and particularly recovering from prostate surgery.
Most of these issues are caused by pelvic-floor dysfunction. Men and women alike have three pelvic floor muscles that all require a level of fundamental strength to enable proper bowel, urinary and sexual organ function and health. Weaknesses and imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles is also a significant contributory factor to lower back pain, pelvic and hip and other issues.
Our modern lifestyle which is generally far more sedentary than it was 100 years or so ago, involving far more sitting at desks, driving cars, sitting on public transport, watching TV, and even sitting on toilets which removes our natural pelvic-floor exercise of squatting to provide the right amount and angle of pressure for a natural bowel movement, have all weakened our pelvic floor and caused many health issues that are a relatively modern epidemic that many of believe we just need to live with and it just happens when you reach a certain age or have a baby. Having your sleep disrupted by the need to go to the toilet in the middle of the night or peeing when you cough or sneeze at 50 years old never used to be normal for humans, never mind 30 years old. Television adverts that sell pants and panty-liners for bladder issues also would have us believe this is just a normal part of life and you just need to accept that you have to wear pads and liners for the rest of your life. But this doesn't have to be a normal part of YOUR life, indeed it shouldn't be.
If any of this sounds like you, and you'd love to be able to do something about it, perhaps you just didn't even know there was anything you could do about it, then watch this space for details of the upcoming workshops or contact me with your details so you can be the first to know when we release more information about the workshop. If you know someone who would benefit from this, please tell them about it. To keep up to date with our workshop dates and or Pilates classes, like our Facebook and Instagram pages @perfectlypilatesuk - Pilates is excellent for strengthening pelvic floor muscles and reducing or eradicating back pain.
Workshops will be held in Houghton-le-Spring and Hexham.
To register your interest in the pelvic-floor workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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