Your Pelvic Floor, Up Close & Personal, was our biggest event to date and a smashing success--ladies gathered here on Saturday morning, traveling from Blackfoot, Pocatello, Jackson and Bozeman. Over tea and coffee we learned anatomy of the pelvic floor with Dr. Renee Fredrickson, OB/Gyn. Understanding the mechanics of the body and specifically the pelvic floor, we learned that having a pelvis and/or pelvic floor that is misaligned can affect the entire body. (Did you know that if you have stiffness in the jaw or TMJ it might be related to your pelvic floor?!) Dr. Fredrickson walked us through many pelvic floor dysfunctions and defined the differences between a hypertonic and a hypotonic pelvic floor and the issues that surround each.
After a networking break, Lindsey Kelley, E-RYT200, RPYT, further explained hypertonicity and hypotonicity and led us through a series of postures allowing each of us to identify and to feel our pelvic floors.
During lunch (all recipes are linked here) we used the time to meet new friends, ask questions and connect specifically with some of the healthcare providers who were also attending the event. These special guests were, Dr. Cheryl Callaghan, MD of Care Women’s Health, Elizabeth Smedley, NP-C of Portneuf Medical Center, Urology Specialists and Stephanie Richards, social liaison at Meadowland Therapy. A very special thank you to these caring professionals for attending personally and connecting professionally.
Our afternoon was filled with breathing and movement. (Did you know there is a remarkable connection between breathing and the pelvic floor, just sitting and breathing correctly can improve many pelvic floor dysfunctions.)
Renee and Lindsey had a “Question Basket” available throughout the day, allowing anyone to ask questions anonymously and the last session of the day was spent getting answers.
Yoga for the Pelvic Floor, a four week extension to the workshop begins Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm. It's a four week series of classes to implement breathing and yoga for pelvic floor issues. To register, click here or phone (208) 681-3846.
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