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About Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises for Women
What are Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises?
Pelvic floor safe exercises for women are exercises and exercise technique designed to reduce the load on the pelvic floor during exercise.
Some exercises including intense core abdominal exercises, high impact and heavy lifting lifting exercises can increase the load on the pelvic floor.
When the load on the pelvic floor exceeds its’ capacity to withstand these forces the pelvic floor can become stretched and weakened as a result.
Benefits of Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises?
Women who are at increased risk of pelvic floor injury can benefit from knowing pelvic floor safe exercises and exercise techniques.
Pelvic floor overload can increase the risk of pelvic floor problems including pelvic floor weakness, pelvic organ prolapse and/or incontinence. Pelvic floor safe exercises help you stay active and minimise the load on your pelvic floor.
Pelvic floor safe exercises can:
- Help you exercise and stay active living with pelvic floor problems
- Reduce your risk of pelvic floor strain and injury
- Assist with safe return to exercise after pelvic surgery
- Minimise unwanted pelvic floor symptoms with exercise
Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises to Choose:
Pelvic floor exercises to choose include:
- Low impact fitness exercises
- Appropriate core abdominal exercises
- Appropriate strength training exercises
- Appropriate group fitness exercises
Pelvic floor Safe Exercise Techniques
Pelvic floor safe exercise techniques include:
- Recognising your individual capacity for exercises
- Matching your exercises to your existing pelvic floor strength & support
- Modifying or avoiding potentially inappropriate exercises
- Exhaling with effort to avoid strain
- Choosing appropriate exercise positions for specific exercises
- Using appropriate core muscle activation during exercise