Friday, 09 October 2015 19:41

Chronic Hip Pain, Prolapse and Incontinence are Symptoms not Diseases

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You or someone you know, may be struggling with symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Our urinary tracts work day and night to rid our bodies of toxins and store the urine.

My system of rehabilitation consists of a non-surgical approach which has helped women in many different countries

around the world.

The symptoms we experience are our bodies telling us we need to make changes. 

Detoxification and Repair go hand in hand.  The cortisol that is released in response to the presence of these toxins

is damaging to our connective tissue and need to be flushed out. If we respond to our bodies messages

we give the body the opportunity to restore itself. This detoxification process is a daily process and

not just a quarterly event (cleanse) during the year.  It may involve some dietary changes and strengthening exercises

(pfilates program) and a variety of complimentary exercises to rebuild the pelvic system, (not traditional kegels).

Urinary incontinence can be stabilized and reversed over time. 


Two types of urinary incontinence:

Stress Urinary Incontinence

- Leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or run.

Over-active Bladder

- Urinating throughout the night, frequent urge to urinate, racing to bathroom unexpectedly

Regaining control is crucial to our quality of life. The First step is learning about your anatomy and educating yourself

about what is going on in your body. The Second step is receiving my support and being there to answer your

questions, and teach you the rehabilitation process.

Your path to health may include changing some eating habits, exercise and learning correct posture.  Your body will

let you know when you've got it right.

Restoring the Posture and Alignment

 - feet parallel

- lower the shoulders toward the ground, (not back)

- soften (relax) the belly

- raise the sternum (lift the chest)

These steps create the natural lumbar curvature, and proper pelvic alignment, which is our natural state.  After you practice this type of

posture, it will feel more and more natural, until it will be "unatural" when your are not engaging it.

Strengthening


The muscles, connective tissue and fascia that support the bladder and urethral system are complex and respond well

to the very focused and isolating pelvic strengthening program Pfilates (pelvic floor pilates) which is a focal

part of the program that I teach. My program requires dedication and committment, and has a high success rate for those who

take in on as part of their lifestyle changes.  Once you learn the technique, you will find it doesn't take more than

about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour per session, and should be done a minimum of twice a week, although more frequently will

give quicker and stronger results.  An often asked questions is "when can I expect to see/feel results?" 

For a woman who hasn't had a surgical procedure, she may see improvement in a few weeks, and major improvements in

in a 1-2 months, but you need to be diligent, and follow your program, practice posture and any dietary changes you may have adopted.

If you have had a surgical procedure such as hysterectomy, c-section, or bladder repair it is a bit more

unpredictable due to the adjustments made to your pelvic area during the surgery. You will first experience a stabilization of symptoms

with results to follow but again, depending on what changes have been done, the results will vary, time wise.

Make the committment and you can look forward to urinary control for the rest of your life.

 

 

Brenna

Brenna is a (C-IAYT) Certified Yoga Therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists, a Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Specialist including Pfilates Therapy, Certified Pre-Post Part Consultant, Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist, with other specialties, Meditation for Teens and Adults including I-Rest and Para Yoga Nidra and Mindful Meditation for Children and Teens, Restorative and Yin Yoga, and integrates Ayurveda Lifestyle life coaching. She has been teaching for more than 8 years in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas. She does home visits that include small groups and privates or teaches from her small studio.

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Website: www.integrativeyoga.ca

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