Pelvic Floor Night
Sarah Cash kicked off the Women’s Health Series #1 with Pelvic Floor Night.
Sara says, “I love helping others realize their capabilities. I also enjoy helping them take control of their fitness and health! As a result, I have a special interest teaching other women about pelvic floor health and postpartum core rehabilitation. If you pee a little when you jump, run, laugh, or sneeze, then join me! We will learn how to improve your function!” Join us for Pelvic Floor Night, MissionFiT’s Women’s Health Series #1.
You aren’t alone!
- 25-50% of women over 35 (19-25 million Americans) experience incontinence
- 38.5% of women 45-80 have stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse , which contributes to low back pain and pelvic pain
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a silent epidemic!
It is common, but not NORMAL.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to have a bowel movement. Symptoms include constipation, straining to defecate, having urine or stool leakage and experiencing a frequent need to pee.”
What is the Pelvic Floor?
A group of muscles at the base of the pelvis. Both men and women have a “Pelvic Floor” and it is the home of the Bladder, Uterus & Vagina, Prostate and the Rectum. So, dysfunction occurs when the body continues to tighten the muscles around these organs, causing difficulty in urination and bowel movements.
Treatment can include physical therapy and biofeedback, according to the Cleveland Clinic. On this evening, MissionFiT athletes learned the “normal” and “not-so-normal” of pelvic floor function as well as what they can do to improve function. Sarah taught new mobility techniques and exercises to help strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. She also went over times when it’s best to see a doctor about the situation.
Check out some pics from the evening: