This class runs once a week at the River Bourne Club (Chertsey). It is run by a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist for those who require pelvic floor rehabilitation.
The class aims to incorporate pelvic floor muscle exercises into a programme of general conditioning exercises. The exercises used have been hand selected to help you gain greater core stability and teach you how to activate your pelvic floor during aerobic and strength exercises. This can facilitate a more successful return to exercise with less impact on your pelvic floor symptoms. The class is run by a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist who is trained in treating those with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
The class aims to improve:
- Bodily awareness
The class is tailored and can be adapted for different ability levels. You might be guided or encouraged to make some exercises individual to meet your own goals.
What happens in the class?
Each class lasts 40 minutes and takes place in the ground floor exercise studio. It consists of a 5 minute warm up, 8 circuit exercises lasting 3 minutes each (each exercise has 3 levels to suit all abilities) and a 5 minute cool down of stretching exercises.
You should inform the physiotherapist if any exercises are painful, cause urinary / faecal leakage or vaginal heaviness.
After the class
We encourage you to also try to complete similar exercises again in the week (an exercise sheet will be provided) or if you have been provided a home exercise programme by your physiotherapist then you should complete this through the week.