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Hypopressive exercises

The core is designed to work at a subconscious level. It supports your musculoskeletal system by facilitating efficient movement all the time, not just when you are exercising (although it certainly kicks into action when you have to suddenly run for a bus, cough or sneeze!).

However, your core can be easily compromised after pregnancy, leading to weak muscles, abdominal pain, and general discomfort postpartum.

Hypopressive exercises re-programme the core muscles – which are vital to managing abdominal pressure, both consciously and subconsciously – by increasing their resting tone and involuntary function. Through regular hypopressive training, the core, including the pelvic floor, starts to work again as it was naturally designed to, without you having to think about it.

Hypopressive exercises are especially recommended after birth as they are a gentle, low pressure alternative to traditional core strengthening techniques.

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What to expect from your hypopressive training programme

You will be taught a range of breathing techniques that open up the rib cavity and promote the reflexive action of the pelvic floor.

After a series of training sessions at our women’s health physiotherapy clinic in London, you will benefit from stronger pelvic muscles, an improved posture, reduced tightness in the diaphragm and decreased pelvic congestion. You may also notice a reduction in pelvic girdle pain.

Is hypopressive training right for you?

Hypopressive exercises are an effective treatment solution for those who suffer from:

  • Back pain
  • Poor posture
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Diastasis recti