I have recently started asking my mummy friends about trampolines, not in a constructive way nor their opinion on them, but how they feel about getting on one. The response has been quite something. From gasps, to "Oh dear me" to crossing their knees in fear at the thoughts of what might unfold.
Live not in fear but feel free to bounce! The importance of knowing about the health of our pelvic floors is finally getting the recognition it deserves globally. No longer is it one of those "lets not mention that" subjects. We are actually getting on board the healthy pelvic floor train and chugging our way through to a better quality of life.
So what is this "Pelvic Floor" all about?? The pelvic floor was created over 5000 years ago, Yes that's right folks Adam and Eve both had one each! Our pelvic floor is the essence of what makes us.
The pelvic floor is a broad sling of muscles, ligaments and sheet-like tissues that stretch from your pubic bone at the front of your body, to the sacrum at the base of your spine.
The pelvic floor is sometimes compared to a trampoline, as it can stretch in response to weight, and bounce up again. Unlike a trampoline, however, if it bears weight for a long time, as it does during pregnancy, the muscles or tissues can become overstretched and weak. (http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a536339/your-pelvic-floor-in-pregnancy#ixzz44UNuxaMt)
I'm mentioning trampolines alot, like bunnys and chocolate I want to create a place where the pelvic floor is no longer a non mentionable topic like "Lord you know who".
So who can help to discover more about our pelvic floor health?? There are so many fantastic men and women throughout the world who are driven to promote a world of healthy Pelvic floors. You wouldn't put up with a broken ankle or a nerve pinching in your neck? so why not seek to have a healthy pelvic floor too? The ISCP in Ireland have chartered Physiotherapists throughout Ireland who are willing to help. From a thorough assessment and treatment plan in place, you will be able to laugh and not leak once again!