You’re probably well aware that a strong, flexible core is a key to resiliency, balance, and steady movement. What you may not have realized is that the pelvic floor muscles are an essential part of the body’s core and form the base group of muscles that deliver such benefit! The pelvic floor works with deep abdominal and back muscles to support the spine and create a toned and flexible body.
For women, it’s common that the pelvis and pelvic floor muscles can become damaged, tightened or loosened, over or under sensitized or simply worn. These issues take away from core strength but can also cause other problems like pelvic pain, loss of bladder control or incontinence, low back pain, Diastasis Recti (a mommy pooch or baby belly that won’t go away), and more. For women, focusing on the pelvis is an important – even vital – step to ensure long-term health.
Physical therapy for the pelvic region is just as important as PT for any other injury or rehabilitation. Pelvic physical therapy is a crucial way to retrain or rebuild these deep muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. For the millions of women who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction, physical therapy focuses on the specific pelvic floor muscles and tissues to relieve pain, improve sensitivity, control incontinence, and enhance the quality of life.
Pilates is an ideal part of a pelvic physical therapy program. When focusing on pelvic PT for long-term health, consider Pilates whether you are planning to become pregnant, are pregnant, have recently had a baby, gave birth years ago, or are a woman of any age. Because so much of pelvic floor dysfunction is rooted as an effect from childbirth, we also offer prenatal and postnatal Pilates programs to help build the critical pelvic area during this important time.
Pilates is a holistic practice that builds strength from all parts of the core to enable power, postural awareness, flexibility, and resilience. At Firehaus Pilates, we offer customized programs as part of a physical therapy regime aimed at improving the pelvic floor muscles and core strength. Pilates is adaptable to all stages of life, whether childbirth is part of it or not, and can be tailored to address challenges throughout the rehab process, empowering clients to rebuild their core to a whole new level and reach their goals.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you rebuild, repair, and strengthen your body. We offer expert instruction that will help you achieve wellness and fitness – for every stage of your life!