Monday, August 27, 2012

Physical Therapy and Pilates to Combat the Poise Pad

My visits with the Hoo Hoo Whisperer (pelvic floor physical therapy) the past few months have been going swimmingly so far. The good thing is that my appointments have also included a one hour pilates sessions to strengthen my core. I love it!

Using the reformer under the instruction of the trainer is so powerful compared to some of the pilates classes I've taken at the gym. It's amazing how it targets the hidden, weak muscles of my core and pelvic floor. I wish I could do it more than once a week. The key is to breathe out with the movement and do a kegel at the same time, with at least 10 repetitions, which sounds easier than it actually is.

I think my urinary stress incontinence issue is getting better. I've jogged a little and sneezed without any leakage. That's a big improvement for me!

The real test is jumping rope or bouncing on a trampoline. If I don't ever have to wear these little cuties again when I exercise, I will count it a major life success!

Mom of 3, a treadmill and a cotton saddle!

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