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Strengthening the Pelvic Floor

Rebecca Jeffers, CYT

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After childbirth or as you get older, you may notice that your pelvic floor muscles have weakened. The pelvic muscles support the bladder, bowel, and uterus. When they contract, the organs are lifted and the openings to the vagina, anus, and urethra are tightened. When the muscles are relaxed, urine and feces can be released from the body. Pelvic floor muscles also play an important role in sexual functioning. Strengthening these muscles can reduce pelvic pain during sex and increase the ability of achieving pleasurable sensations. During pregnancy, pelvic floor muscles support the baby and assist in the birthing process.

Pregnancy and childbirth can cause the pelvic floor muscles to weaken, and so can other factors like age, obesity, heavy lifting, and chronic coughing.

Pelvic floor muscle training is a proven conservative treatment or preventive care for pelvic organ prolapse. Doing specific exercises can reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms such as chronic lower back pain, hip pain, abdominal issues, incontinence, and private issues. Find out about exercises you can easily do to strengthen the pelvic floor for specific physical issues beneficial for both men and women. These exercises can prevent problems later in life and can support current issues.

Because of the current situation with the coronavirus, this course is available on Zoom and/or at Infinity if conditions improve and allow it. You will be emailed a link after you register to watch and participate in the class on Zoom.

Course 201130
Date  Tuesday, April 14
Time  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost  $35/30 payment 10 days in advance

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Course #201130 $30.00 if registered by 4/5/20

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