New Pfilates Workshops at Core Link Wellness Centre

By Kathleen Simpson, Pilates Instructor

DO YOU SUFFER FROM INCONTINENCE, OVER ACTIVE BLADDER, SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION, PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE, SWOLLEN PROSTATE AND MORE ?

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

Pfilates is a program of neuromuscular conditioning based on extensive EMG recordings taken from the pelvic floor. Pfilates was created by an American Urogynecologist to provide a method of  pelvic floor fitness training accessible to a broad population. Certification of Instructors began in 2010 all over the world.

Pelvic floor disorders are absolutely epidemic. Stress, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, female sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence are so commonplace they are often regarded as the inevitable consequences of childbirth and aging. When these conditions are treated they are too often regarded as purely mechanical disorders requiring a surgical solution. Although trained as a surgeon Dr Crawford have come to regard these disorders as principally neuromuscular disorders deserving of a neuromuscular solution. PILATES true nature is to redefine our neuromuscular pathways so we move our muscles the way they were made to be moved.

The Pfilates program provides a movement oriented method of pelvic floor exercise that could be incorporated in to any regular fitness routine once you learn how to do the movements correctly. Neuromuscular research reveals that movements which engage the external hip rotators, adductors of the thigh, transverses abdominals,(Pilates) and gluteal muscles also facilitate, or induce, a pelvic floor contraction.

The Pfilates program is a simple program consisting of ten movements presented in the same order in three different phases (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). Each of the Pfilates movements includes a series of repetitions followed by a hold phase and a pulse phase at the point of peak engagement of the pelvic floor. As such these movements encourage the development of the three essential elements of neuromuscular performance: strength, endurance, and coordination..

Pfilates is intended to be preventative but also a therapeutic alternative for those already experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. For patients that have already has surgery Pfilates can help protect the investment and reduce the chance for recurrent symptoms.

2 Workshops  ($45 each) are scheduled on :

Monday May 13th           1 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday May 15th      7 pm – 9:30 pm

The workshops will include:

  • Statistical and anatomy information,
  • Information regarding bladder incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, prostate issues (for men).
  • You will be assisted in finding your own muscles in your pelvic floor.
  • You will be taught all 10 exercises in the program.

TO SIGN UP NOW CALL 905 592 0095

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