Make it to the bathroom on time. Start your day out right, without pain or leakage,

Pelvic health OT’s look at what Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) aggravate your symptoms (like leakage, prolapse or pain) and teach new, more effective ways to move.

Here is one we pelvic floor therapists hear a lot-the struggle to functionally get in and out of bed. If we don’t wake with low back or joint pain, which affects how we are able to recruit our core muscles, than it is the fear of leakage as soon as we move or start walking to the bathroom.

When we are performing standing ADL’s, like laundry or vacuuming, we rely more on our lower core; lower back, pelvis, and hips/legs. With bed mobility we rely more on our upper core; neck, arms, chest, trunk, as well as pelvic floor.

Many of us have compromised, or just straight up weak, abdominal muscles so we rely on “cheating” patterns such as holding our breath. Coordinating your breath and using your arms, with spine aligned, can make the difference keeping the inner ab pressure controlled in a way that our pelvic floor muscles can handle. This, in turn, can keep our under wear dry, and our backs happy.
Whether it is to get in and out of bed, couch, or floor, when lying down and sitting up- try this technique today.
Embracing Challenges. Enhancing Lives.

Announcing Telehealth Care Services! Wouldn’t it be nice to have an expert in body mechanics evaluate how you move and function in your natural setting? Our therapists can evaluate and retrain all of these tasks, and more, with our new Telehealth Care Services. We will hand-tailor selfcare programs by our world-class therapists. Anywhere. Anytime. Which ADL’s aggravate your symptoms? How can we help you improve your quality of life? Change Starts Here (anywhere, really).


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