What is Pelvic Floor Pilates?
Pelvic Floor Pilates and exercises are designed by our Shelbourne staff to help people, women and men, improve pelvic floor fitness.
Pelvic Floor Pilates was created to provide a widely accessible method of recovering or enhancing pelvic floor strength. Pelvic floor fitness is essential for normal bladder and sexual function. Common problems such as urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, and poor sexual satisfaction are all associated with pelvic floor muscle weakness.
Laura Werner, our Specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist has extensive post graduate training in Pilates & Yoga. She is excited to be sharing her pelvic floor knowledge with you!
Who is Pelvic Floor Pilates for?
Pelvic Floor Pilates is intended to be preventative but also a therapeutic alternative for those already experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. For patients that have already had surgery, Pelvic Floor Pilates can help protect the investment and reduce the chance for recurrent symptoms.
Pelvic Floor Pilates is a great pre and postnatal fitness option for pelvic floor strength and can also work to help restore some cases of diastasis. Please check with your doctor as to whether pilates is appropriate for you.
If you are interested in pelvic Floor Pilates please contact the studio coordinator for more information.
Private Sessions available daytime and evening – these may be eligible to be covered under extended health care if you are under the care of one of our Physiotherapists. Our Shelbourne Physiotherapists Laura Werner, Cathy Stedman, Jenna Peters and Penny Salmas have specialized training in pelvic health. – See Clinical Pilates
Spaces are limited, please contact our Studio Coordinators Stephanie, Cheryl or Chloe at 250-598-9828 (ext 2) to register today!
Pelvic Floor Pilates Workshops are designed to:
- Help you understand the muscles of the pelvic floor, where they are & how they function
- Educate you about weakness in the pelvic floor muscles that result in disorders such as incontinence & pelvic organ prolapse
- Teach you specific exercises to condition the appropriate muscles focusing not only on strength, but endurance & coordination
The workshop will include an informational interactive presentation as well as an exercise portion.
If you do not have a pilates/yoga mat we do have a limited amount at the studio.
** pelvic floor pilates workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities
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