by Elise Bowerman
Five years after my last child was born, I still had feelings of heaviness, discomfort, tinkling when I laughed or coughed too much, and pain in the right sitz bone area. As a pregnancy and postpartum yoga specialist I thought what I was doing "should" be enough, but obviously it wasn't working.
I needed to seek other resources to figure out how to avoid surgery.
First, I received a recommendation from a dear friend to a new gynecologist. At that appointment I requested a prescription for a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist (PFPT.) This doctor did say I was a candidate for surgery; however, he was happy to meet my request.
At the initial consultation with the PFPT I realized how different physical therapists look at the body compared to doctors and most midwives. PT's are trained in the musculoskeletal system, where doctors and midwives traditionally are not.
Then after the second appointment (the first exercise appointment) I noticed a difference! The pain in my right sitz bone subsided tremendously. Raised as a skeptic on just about everything - I thought maybe I'm imagining the relief.
Well, two days later I got out of the passenger side of the car by sliding my right leg out, then right hip down a little, pressing down into the right foot to stand up. This shifted my pelvis in a horrible way. It literally stopped me in my tracks. After taking some deep breaths, I looked at my husband and said, "I think this is the amount of pain I've been in for years, but because it was constant, I grew numb to it."
Returning back to the PFPT a few days later I told her what happened. She gave me the exact exercises to do to alleviate the pain, and how to avoid it in the first place. It all worked.
Within eight visits I was ready to be discharged, but because I loved learning so much about the body, I added two more visits.
Upon discharging, the PFPT provided a couple copied pelvic floor and core health workout exercises to do. Now, I'm not one to work out at home, so I felt this as a challenge. I really do well when someone holds me accountable.
This is where the MUTU SystemTM fit right into my lifestyle. An online core and pelvic floor training program with a tracking system to check off days, clear guidance, an online community, and a local MUTU ProTM Certified in our area.
Understanding what I learned with my PFPT, I was (and am) able to implement my personal needs into this program smoothly.
Only seven days into the program my husband even noticed a difference in my belly area! (He didn't even know I started MUTU® !)
The confidence I have about my body and myself has soared since starting MUTU®. My body is fully functional with no heaviness, leaking, or pain! Plus, as an experienced yoga teacher - working on the pelvic floor energetically builds stability in the mind.
This is why I decided to invest in becoming a MUTU ProTM Certified. I have to share this information to other women. It is the missing piece of many yoga teacher class offerings, and will support women to be confident by having a functioning body. It's a game changer.
Every woman who has any concerns about her core or pelvic floor health would benefit from this program. It doesn't matter if she's birthed or how she birthed.
It is not necessary to visit a PFPT prior to starting this program. From personal experience, I do recommend it to gain greater insight into how your body is functioning.
If you're ready to start MUTU® today, click here to save 15%!
If you'd like more information on the MUTU SystemTM, and read about "10 Things Your Doctor Didn't Tell You," click here.
As a MUTU ProTM Certified I'm happy to answer questions and coach you through this program. Connect with me anytime!