PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a broad layer of muscles, ligaments and sheets of tissues, somewhat like a hammock, in your abdomen. This is the layer which supports the pelvic organs such as the bladder, the uterus and the bowels.
Why should you exercise your pelvic floor?
Nine months of pregnancy, with labour and childbirth, will have put great strain on your pelvic floor, and may have weakened it. Apart from possible ruptures which sometimes occur during the birth, the stretching of the birth canal itself affects the muscles and the organs lying close by. Specific exercises for the pelvic floor, both before and after the birth, will help you to avoid problems now and in the future, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, wind, and prolapsed organs.
It is important to find the time to do these exercises. With specific training you can regain your pelvic strength and improve the quality of your daily life (your posture, your relaxation, sporting activities, and of course, your sex life).
Who needs to exercise their pelvic floor?
Every woman who gives birth, whether by natural delivery or by caesarian. The absence of any perineal trauma doesn’t necessarily prevent complications in the pelvic area.
The ideal time to start your pelvic floor training is about 6 to 8 weeks after giving birth. However, it’s never too late to start: even years after having given birth, problems can be minimised, or even completely resolved, by these exercises. The exercises will also prove beneficial as you grow older.
By means of illustrations and descriptions, you will learn how to contract and release specific muscles in your pelvis. You will be shown how to strengthen your pelvic floor, and how to maintain that strength. By means of vaginal examination, I will be able to check that you are carrying out the exercises correctly.
The aim is to allow you to carry out the exercises at home, so that you can continue on your own, strengthening and maintaining a healthy pelvic floor.
Fees and duration
The training sessions always take place on a one-to-one basis. To help you continue the exercises at home, you will be given a personalised page of instructions after each session.
On average, 4 to 5 sessions are necessary to learn and perform these exercises correctly.
Each session lasts about 30 minutes and costs 45€.