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Pelvic floor and bootcamp
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:41 PM
Thats great OP!
I find doing my pelvic floor exercises while brushing my teeth, and in the car to the beat of the music that im playing is a good way to get them done when you're on the go. I am also guilty of not doing them as often as i should. I notice quickly when i have been slack. Its a lifelong commitment to keep everything in shape. So try to work it into your normal routine.
Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:20 PM
I'm glad you've been seen OP. It is difficult to remember to do the exercises! I was a nightmare for it.
Keep an eye on how you feel you're progressing over the next few months. My later physio told me that assessing pelvic floor function internally is a bit old school. My original physio assessed me internally and discharged me as having a good pelvic floor function. A few months later I saw another physio as it still didn't feel right and a pelvic ultrasound showed that my function was weak, inconsistent and pushed down rather than pulling up. So I'd actually been doing my exercises wrong. The ultrasound allowed her to see how I did with the exercises on my back and on my side to make sure I was doing them with the best form. The difference was huge. I probably just got unlucky, but I just wanted to let you know incase you still have concerns in a few months. Like anything there's nothing wrong with getting a second if you are still concerned.
I only did exercises about half as often as I should have but I still got there in the end, just slowly. It's great that she's setting up a bootcamp herself. Most trainers don't get as specialised as post pregnancy pelvic floor and can make things worse, the more specialised trainers that are out there the better.
Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:33 PM
My physio treatment was all with ultrasound too. Each session started with an assessment and then practicing the exercises while being monitored via ultrasound. Mine was so weak that to begin with she had me do the exercises while sitting on the toilet leaning forwards a bit. Apparently it gives you a good angle or something but it also gave me a reminder to do the exercises. Every time I went to the toilet I did them. She also said to be cautious about doing them in the car because if your technique is not correct the angle that you sit in the car means you can be doing the exercises poorly and thus can be doing more harm than good.
Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:17 AM
^yep. I had to do mine lying down on my side as lying on my back there was still too much gravity
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