Pre- and Post-Natal Care for Your Pelvic Floor

June 8, 2017 all-day
The Breastfeeding Center
2141 K St NW #3
Washington, DC 20037
Body Connect Health & Wellness

The goal of this interactive, 60-minute presentation will be to educate participants in:
Anatomy and function of pelvic floor and transverse abdominal muscles through visual, verbal, and kinesthetic experience. Dysfunctions of the pelvic floor related to issues of weakness and/or tightness(i.e. stress and urge incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, sexual dysfunction, urgency/frequency of urination, chronic constipation, pelvic pain, sacroiliac joint pain, low back pain, diastasis recti, symphasis pubis dysfunction.How to know when it is necessary to seek the treatment of a pelvic floor physical therapist. How to activate pelvic floor and abdominal muscles in order to maintain core strength and stability.How to relax overactive and painful muscles in the pelvic floor and abdomen.Appropriate strength training, both pre- and post-partum, for pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Self-treatment techniques for tight and painful pelvic floor muscles.This presentation will include plenty of opportunities for questions and answers, and the presenters will provide a handout with strengthening and self-treatment exercises to address hip, low back, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Event Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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