Due to our unique anatomy, the physical demands of high intensity, high impact and high volume exercise has the potential to precipitate pelvic floor symptoms for some women.
Pregnancy and postpartum are particularly important chapters in terms of a woman’s athleticism, during which time diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse become significant considerations.
Understanding the physical changes that occur during pregnancy and birth is vital and what is considered ‘safe’ during pregnancy is not necessarily the best for your body at this time.
Fitness trends have shifted from the very restrictive ‘never do this/only do that’ to the vague ‘do what you have always done and just listen to your body’.
I want you to know how to listen to your body, and how, why and when to modify what you do beyond exercise selection.
What we do during these chapters really matters.
Contrary to popular belief the 6 week postnatal check up and the ‘all clear’ to exercise is simply not enough to return to whatever you were doing before.
The aim of this workshop is to provide female athletes with information and strategies to manage pelvic floor symptoms and the knowledge needed to make informed decisions during pregnancy and postpartum.
We will discuss core and pelvic floor considerations including prolapse, diastasis recti and incontinence (peeing while coughing, laughing, running, skipping and weightlifting).
This workshop is for you if you are one of the following;
- a woman who is pregnant now or maybe become pregnant in the future.
- have ever had a baby (EVER!).
- want to improve your core and pelvic floor function and sports performance.
The next workshop is on in Crossfit Leixlip on the 29/06/2019.
Please get in contact for more details.