Hypopressive abs consists of generating a hypopression in the abdominal cavity. Following a combination of postures and a special respiration (apnea), to elevate and activate the diaphragm as well as elevating the vagina, urethra, bladder, rectum and intestines. If done correctly this also causes a contraction of the abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor.
With Hypopressives we can teach you how to change the relationship between breathing and the pelvic floor muscles and give you exercises to do at home to maintain it. The body is complex and changing one thing in isolation does not work. The body works as a whole, and the approach needs to take into account your breathing, the tone of your abdominal muscles, the abdominal pressure you use when coughing, sneezing etc, the tone of the fascia covering your abdominals, the strength of your back muscles and scapula musculature around the shoulders and the tightness or your diaphragm. Hypopressives will take all of this into account and Janis or Martin will assess you when you decide to learn more about pelvic floor training or attend one of their workshops.
To find out more about 1-1 sessions or workshops on pelvic floor training and how to improve stress incontinence contact Janis Laking on either number.
01425 652951 for Salisbury/Fordingbridge/Downton/Southampton/Ringwood
01202 300320 for Bournemouth/Poole/Christchurch
Janis and Martin Laking are Chiropractors with over 20+ years of experience. They are particularly interested in posture and the function of the muscles of the body, including pelvic floor and abdominal muscles with regard to women and men’s health and they are teachers of Hypopressives.
See your GP and get diagnosed for what type of incontinence you have and what type you have.
Even if you have seen your GP, Gynaecologist or Women’s Physiotherapist it is unlikely that they have mentioned hypopressives to you because they don’t know about it.