Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Back Pain
Join me, Emma Ferris, while I interview world-class pelvic floor Physiotherapist Lisa Carnie from Pelvic Solutions. In this video, we discuss why 80% of the world have back pain and how many people may not realise but a missing link to this may be pelvic floor dysfunction.
I am a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and breathing coach based in New Zealand. I teach people around the world how breathing retraining impacts your health.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is often lumped into a one size fits all treatment and the pelvic floor is often missed.
Join Lisa and I while we discuss how:
– Pelvic floor can be weakened from childbirth, getting older, or can be too tight triggering back pain.
– Other reasons, such as uterine prolapse can cause back pain and can create a dragging feeling. These can be missed if seeing a general therapist.
– Need to assess and treat the pelvic floor to give a holistic review. If it is weak, it needs to be strengthened. If it is too tight, it needs to be relaxed.
– Learn about your pelvic floor anatomy as Lisa shows you what your muscles do. See how your pelvic floor muscles connect to the spine
– Your diaphragm and pelvic floor are teammates and if they are not working together, then that is when problems occur.
– Learn how you activate your core muscles. Spoiler alert it isn’t about sucking your belly button to spine.
– If you understand how your core works, then you can be less fearful with movement.
– Learn how smiling activates your core muscles and improves breathing.
– The deep stability system comes on when you exhale.
– Essential for training pelvic floor is learning how much activation you need for the task you are doing.
– Breathing is critical for improving pelvic floor function.
– Changing your posture can improve your breathing and pelvic floor function.
– Small things you do with your breath, posture and pelvic floor can make a big difference.
– What you do every day makes a difference instead of just doing exercises only.
– Understand how pain signals work and how you think about your pain can be changed to make changes.
– The goal should be getting people back to things that they love. What can I do!
– One critical take home is you need to fight for your health. Figure out your why
– There are multiple subgroups of back pain and not a one size fits all model.
– The body is a healing machine.
– Simple things make a difference.
– Posture, breathing, mindset and movement are all linked.
To learn more about what Lisa does go to https://www.pelvicsolutions.co.nz/
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