Where you’re at now…
Having a weak core (sometimes referred to as pelvic floor) is often a simple issue that is easy to fix with the right advice and guidance. The problems someone with a weak core will likely have are chronic back pain or a pelvis/lower back that needs realigning regularly (being cracked). However, sometimes there may be a specific cause which makes the treatment a little more complex, but still completely achievable and well within your reach.
The problems you have right now…
A weak core often stems from:
- Age – muscles weaken over time if not trained and maintained (use it or lose it!)
- Being overweight
- Having been overweight then lost a lot of weight
- Pregnancy, regardless of how the baby was delivered
- Repetitive strain injuries (lifting and carrying)
- Surgery which involved the chest or abdomen
What you need help with right now…
If you have a weak core, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to live with it. Seeking both medical and therapeutic support is essential.
If you have a weak core and want to improve it, the advice would be to see a specialist as they will be able to work with you to help you understand what you can do and more importantly how to do it safely. In many cases, a combination of approaches would be used to help improve your core strength and stability, primarily the use of Pilates, to improve mobility and strengthen the deep muscles in the back and stomach to protect the spine. These approaches may include short term medications such as painkillers; some form of physical therapy (often involving manipulation, stretching and other pain relieving exercises); and therapies that improve the connection between the body and mind, such as Yoga and complementary therapies (Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian head massage).
How can the ‘Find out how to strengthen your core’ course help you?
I will explain Pilates and how it works to allow you to strengthen your deep pelvic muscles and improve your overall flexibility and strength; and I will explain how these positive changes can help you live the life you want to live, right now.
The ‘Find out how to strengthen your core’ course will start with a 30 minute consultation to understand where you are now physically and what you would like to achieve. Each subsequent 60-minute session will be a one to one or group Pilates session specifically tailored to your needs. Anyone with any condition can take part in Pilates – the instructor will adapt the routine for each person so they know how to exercise safely whilst getting the best results.
The aim will be to help you live better, feel better and move better.
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