What is fascia anyway? Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Current evidence suggests that the muscles and fascia of the lumbopelvic region play a significant role in musculoskeletal function as well as continence and respiration during pregnancy and postpartum. The combined prevalence of lumbopelvic pain, incontinence and breathing disorders is now slowly being understood. It is also clear that synergistic function of all trunk muscles is required for loads to be transferred effectively through the lumbopelvic region during multiple tasks of varying load, predictability and perceived threat. Optimal strategies for transferring loads will balance control of movement while maintaining optimal joint axes, maintain sufficient intra-abdominal pressure without compromising the organs (preserve continence, prevent prolapse or herniation) and support efficient respiration.
If you are looking for other alternative holistic healing for pelvic floor issues or MFR (Myofacial Releases) Please contact @hayleykavapt for pelvic floor dysfunction or @earthbound_yogi for massage therapy/doula services.
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