Here at Fit4Females we want to promote not only fitness, nutrition, and wellness but also women’s pelvic floor health. For too long, women have had issues with “mummy tummy” and have had no information or main stream solutions on how to correct their issues without them having to do research.
Are you working out, trying to eat well and still can’t get rid of that tummy? You are most likely dealing with a Diastasis Recti (DR aka abdominal separation), which is a separation of the Rectus Abdominis. Fit4Females is offering a Meet with the Expert Clinic to help assess and talk about Diastasis Recti and pelvic floor function or dysfunction.
Meet with Trina Medves
What is it? A 10 Minute Post Natal Assessment to check for abdominal separation. This is also an opportunity for those who have had an assessment and would like a quick 10 minute re-check and to cover anything that you want; exercise or fitness advice to help with a Diastasis or pelvic floor function. Follow ups can be book depending on the findings.
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:00am-10:30am
Where: Dofasco Park in the Lifestyles office (upstairs equipment room)
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Details: Do you……
Accidentally leak urine (or faeces) when you exercise, laugh, cough or sneeze
Need to get to the toilet in a hurry or not making it there in time
Constantly need to go to the toilet
Find it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel
Accidentally lose control of your bladder or bowel
Accidentally pass wind
in women, this may be felt as a bulge in the vagina or a feeling of heaviness, discomfort, pulling, dragging or dropping
In men, this may be felt as a bulge in the rectum or a feeling of needing to use their bowels but not actually needing to go
Have pain in your pelvic area
Have pain during intercourse
Have possible back pain because of a weakened pelvic floor
Have the “tummy bulge” that never goes away
Have coning of your belly when you try to sit up from a lying position
Did you answer yes to any one of the points above? If so, this mini Post Natal Assessment with Trina is exactly what you need to help get you on the right track towards recovery.
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Information on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Diastasis Recti
Simply put, Diastasis Recti is a separation of the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle (called Diastasis Recti Abdominis, aka Diastasis Recti / abdominal separation). You know that brown line we get down our bellies during pregnancy? That is the linea alba, and during pregnancy it stretches to accommodate a growing baby and uterus. You can imagine the stress of the pelvic floor during pregnancy (which is only meant to support 3lbs.).
There could be more than just the diastasis (DR). You could have weak connective tissue and be lacking the ability to create tension needed to support the core. This too indicates pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor issues can occur during pregnancy however; they can also be brought on by stress due to repetitive high impact. You do not have to be a “Mom” to have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. The good news is that it can be improved without surgery. Don’t let your doctor tell you that you need surgery and don’t let people tell you “it’s normal”. Remember, it’s not too late to get help, even years after giving birth.
Studies show that pregnancy can cause pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominals). Most Moms don’t even know they have it. Our Head Trainer, Trina Medves, specializes in helping clients assess and rehabilitate any issues that may arise from pregnancy. Many of our clients are able to work safely in all of our Programs with our suggestions and guidelines. Let us get you into our Programs safely. Book your Assessment today. It’s the best money you will spend, after all we want to keep our lady parts in tact right? It’s Not Ok to Pee your Pants ladies. It might be common, but it’s not normal. If you are wondering “Why do I still have Mummy Tummy“, your answer could be a diastasis. Either way, we can help.
Ladies, its time to start taking care of our pelvic floor and start spreading the word. We only have one body, lets make it last as long as we can. Click here to book an appointment with us.
Yours in health