Post-Natal Pilates

Natural births or C-sections can leave behind some key issues that women need to address. Kristen is trained in healing diastasis recti, reducing stress incontinence and improving pelvic floor functions through restoring the core with Pilates.
Pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti are closely related and may be treated with similar exercises. Specific modifications to classic Pilates exercises are made that a focus on breathing and posture to help in the treatment of pelvic floor and abdominal wall muscles. Equally important to understanding the myofascial connections to help with healing, is the selection of appropriate exercises and to avoid contraindicated exercises.
Stress urinary incontinence is suffered by young and old, women and men. The causes can be from many factors so an understanding of the male and female anatomy is crucial to helping the client improve or eliminate it completely. Correct posture, breathing patterns and movement strategies are used in a step-by-step approach to help clients improve continence.