AeroPilates exercises to prevent and help correct organ prolapse.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse isn’t unique to older women and unfortunately 50% of women of childbearing age will experience some level of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in their lifetime mostly because it’s prevention is not discussed. 

Fortunately the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support has recently begun to talk openly about the problem; helping women to prevent and ease the symptoms.

There are sadly 5 different organs that can drop and to various degrees from a mild prolapse to a total protrusion: the bladder, the rectum, the intestine, the vagina and the uterus. 

Mostly women feel the prolapse begin with symptoms that include incontinence, constipation, pressure and pain. 

Your organs are held in place, in the abdominal cavity, by a complex interrelationship of fascia, ligaments and muscles:  Transverse Abdominis and Oblique muscles wrapping around the sides, the Multifidus muscles in the back, the Erector Abdominal muscles in the front and your Pelvic floor underneath 

While the causes are varied and may include excessive straining, poor alignment, aging and childbirth the solution is simple and requires strengthening your pelvic floor..

Aeropilates has many exercises that focus on the contraction of your pelvic floor to pull the platform forward especially when your reformer is on fewer cords.

These include

  • Warm-up Footwork on 1 cord 
  • Elephant on 2 working towards 1 cord
  • Knee stretches on 2 working towards 1 cord
  • Stomach Massage on 2 working towards 1 cord