The Core and the floor
Filifit.comThe Core and the Floor
Did you know?
- Almost 600,000 adult New Zealanders suffer from potentially debilitating urinary incontinence and nearly 400,000 from anal incontinence.
- Urinary incontinence also affects about 60 % of pregnant women and one in three New Zealand women after birth. (1)
- Childbirth remains the biggest single risk factor for suffering incontinence. Kiwi babies are now being born larger than ever and women are giving birth later in life.
- Being overweight, back pain, constipation and menopause all contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction.
However there is a solution!
Clinical trials have proven that physiotherapy taught pelvic floor exercises are effective (with 82% of women cured  ). Despite this, many women still suffer in silence. Incontinence may be common but it is NOT normal.
Want to learn more?
www.filifit.com where you'll find a special offer
for The Core & The Floor DVD, enabling you to revisit the
concepts taught on Good Morning this week:
A = Alignment Keep your spine in neutral, with a gentle curve in your lower back. Good posture is vital to success.
B = Breathing. Relaxed tummy breathing. Let the air fill your lungs and expand your rib cage. Relax your upper shoulders.
S = Strong Core & Pelvic Floor. Incorporate the important exercises you learnt on Good Morning. A strong, responsive Core & Floor are the foundations for a healthy, injury free body.
Just remember your "ABS" whenever your exercise!
With regular practice you should:
- Improve pelvic floor control (for better bladder control and sexual response)
- Enhance your posture and flatten the tummy
- Improve strength and decrease back pain
 Chiarelli P & Campbell E 1997. Incontinence during pregnancy. Prevalence and opportunities for continence promotion. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 37: 66-73.
 Neumann PB , Grimmer, KA, Grant RE & Gill VA
2005 Physiotherapy for female stress urinary incontinence: a
multicentre observational study. Australian and New Zealand Journal
of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 45: 226-232.