- WHAT IS PELVIC HEALTH COACHING?
A bespoke form of 1:1 training for men and women focusing on restoring best healthy function of the pelvic floor muscles, deep abdominals, diaphragm, hips and spine.
- HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM PILATES?
These sessions differ from Pilates training in that they rarely involve loaded or strenuous challenges, but instead offer a precise and delicate rehabilitation. These sessions provide all the knowledge and skills of self-care needed to support great pelvic health. For example much of the time maybe spent on finding and ‘releasing’ patterns of held tension, perhaps chronic tension brought about by pain, emotional stress or dysfunction. This work is crucial and requires individual work as these can often be the true source of Pelvic Health difficulties. Also, time may be spent analysing how we breathe in great depth and discussing broader habitual behaviours that could also be the source of pain or dysfunction.
- WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER THERAPIES?
Pelvic Health Coaching helps to make long-lasting and hopefully permanent improvement to circumstances by teaching good self-care techniques and providing all the basic ‘tools’ needed for making holistic lifestyle change. This self-care centric approach is the key to the success of Pelvic Health Coaching, an essential aspect of recovery is taking control of ones own health challenges with confidence and understanding. IMPORTANT NOTE: Pelvic Health Coaching is not a substitute to therapy or seeing a relevant health professional it should be seen as a compliment to improve the effectiveness or reduce the dependency on therapy but is not an alternative.
- HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S FOR ME?
Put simply a Pelvic Health Coaching session with Iain would be the ideal service for those who have been advised to work on training their pelvic floor or abdominal muscles, and there is a broad spectrum of health challenges where such training would be highly beneficial. See below for a longer list of challenges that would benefit, but a few examples would be those struggling with chronic pelvic or back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic disease, abdominal or spinal surgery.
- WHAT ABOUT PREGNANCY?
This style of work would be a great compliment to both pregnancy preparation and recovery. In particular for those who find themselves struggling to make sense of pelvic floor training, or perform the exercises effectively and confidently. Even a single session or workshop may be of great help in order to get the best out of these type of exercises and ensure they are being performed safely and in a healthy way. In recovery Pelvic Health Coaching can begin at an earlier stage than other forms of exercise, when it is not yet suitable to be doing loaded or strenuous exercise. At this time Pelvic Health Coaching offers a gentle ‘laying the foundations’ approach to restoring the abdominal and pelvic muscles.
- HOW EXPERIENCED IS THE PRACTITIONER?
Checkout the About page to learn more about Iain but he himself has made full recoveries from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Iain knows full well the difficulties suffering with poor Pelvic Health creates in work, leisure, relationships and seeks to offer his experience and support to help make a real difference and get people moving in the right direction.
- HOW CAN I GET STARTED?
Phone call inquiries to Iain are completely free to discuss and decide if the service is advisable and appropriate for you. Appointments are arranged personally and appointments are at Iain’s home studio ‘Holism’ at the Shore of Leith, however Edinburgh home visits maybe available and negotiated based on the travel requirements.
- WHAT TYPE OF CONDITIONS MAY BENEFIT?
Just a few examples of the types of conditions that could be improved by Pelvic Health Coaching:
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- CPPS, Prostatitis, Prostate pain, Prostatectomy therapy pre and post-surgery,
- Chronic Back Pain,
- Pre and Post Natal training,
- Diastasis Recti
- Pudendal Neuralgia,
- Tail bone pain,
- Painful sex in men and women,
- Erectile Dysfunction,
- Organ Prolapse,
- Pelvic Floor Weakness or Hypertrophy,
- Stress Incontinence,
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Abdominal pain,
- Chronic Hip Pain,
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Chronic Low Back Pain.
“If you’re not feeling movement then there is no movement…but that’s ok, we know where we are starting from”
Pilates Master Teacher & Pelvic Health Coach