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Your Pelvic Health: DIY At Home Assessment

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

How To Determine If You Have A Pelvic Health Issue

Are you curious about your pelvic health?

Many women, especially prenatal and postnatal women, feel uncomfortable with the changes that occur in the body. It's not in your head. You are not overreacting. Although this discomfort is common, you don't have to live with it.

1 out of every 4 women suffers from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Francesca Durant explains the canister concept and how posture, breath, and the pelvic floor play into pelvic floor health. This DIY breath assessment can help you determine if you have a more serious condition that requires a pelvic health physical therapist evaluation.

The At-Home Breath Assessment Includes • Checking your posture • Controlled breathing methods • Newfound body awareness

When you breathe efficiently, your diaphragm will expand the ribs out to the sides. As the lungs contract on an exhale, both the diaphragm and the abdominal floor lift. When we inhale, the diaphragm and abdominal floor drop. Can you feel the connection? If you are struggling to breathe, experience pain, or can't feel the connection to your pelvic floor considers moving forward with pelvic physical therapy.

If you complete this assessment but continue to experience discomfort that impacts your quality of life, consider seeking professional assistance from a specialist. Physical Therapists are specialists in the muscular system and can help you determine the best course of action to relieve your symptoms.


About the Author: Francesca Durant

Co-owner of Durant Physical Therapy and Centered Body Pilates, Francesca Durant is an experienced physical therapist and Pilates professional with specialized training in pelvic health from Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.


Could you benefit from an assessment of your breath or pelvic floor?

Francesca is accepting new patients at Durant Physical Therapy, call 860-430-2344 now to schedule a health assessment!


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