Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! It is time to recover from childbirth at Life Fitness Physical Therapy Owings Mills pelvic health program.
It is going to take more than kegels to restore your pelvic floor after childbirth. Pelvic floor dysfunction is normal for postpartum moms. You may notice minor wetting and challenges doing traditional work outs such as jumping jacks, cardio and kickboxing.
This pelvic floor dysfunction can be resolved with physical therapy that focuses on kegel strength and gluteal muscle strengthening. You have to go beyond kegel workouts to fully restore your pelvic floor because the kegels pull sacrum inward and involuntarily put more strain on the pelvic floor and weaken your pelvic floor even more. What works is the combination of kegel muscle exercises (pelvic floor exercises) and gluteal muscle exercises. Together the kegel muscle and gluteal muscle exercises can create physical resistance that strengthens the pelvic floor and the buttocks every physical therapy session. A common gluteal muscle exercise is squats four to five times every day.
Here are common symptoms women with a week pelvic floor suffer from:
- Overactive Bladder
- Enuresis (Involuntary loss of urine).
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
Here are good physical therapies that you can try in Life Fitness Physical Therapy’s Owings Mills pelvic health program:
- Posture Training
- Joint Mobilization
- Biofeedback to relax pelvic floor muscles while increasing contractions and relaxing the bladder.
- Myofascial release.
Being pregnant and giving birth to children puts a great strain on the bodies of women. This body strain does not have to be a permanent fixture in your life. Strong pelvic floor muscles help the body restore internal core stabilizers.
If you’re recovering from pregnancy, pay a visit to Life Fitness Physical Therapy Owings Mills pelvic health program. When you complete your pelvic floor exercises, you will experience greater flexibility make future vaginal deliveries easier and reduce weight gain as you age. Exercise balls will become your best friend.