What is pelvic floor health? What connection does the pelvic floor have with my core muscles? What can physical therapy and the Total ControlÂ® program do to help you? What can you do to help yourself? More than a âKegel classâ, the Total ControlÂ® program is built around the Pelvic Pyramid, a concept developed by Canadian physiotherapist Diane Lee, which includes the transversus abdominus, the multifidii & the pelvic floor muscles. Some symptoms of a weak pelvic floor include; Leaking small amounts of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or running, Backache, Reduced sensation in the vagina. Pregnancy, childbirth, obesity and the straining of chronic constipation can weaken the pelvic floor and cause urinary incontinence. Join Dr. Ivan Huergo and Anna Albrecht as they discuss the Total ControlÂ® program . This medically-based fitness and educational program has been shown in research to boost sex, flatten tummies, improve bladder control. Total ControlÂ® can change your life!
Anna Albrecht is the former Director of Wellness Initiatives for Womenâs Health Foundation. Now pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy at Governorâs State, Anna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Master of Public Health degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago. She received a diploma from the Northwestern University Medical Center Program in Respiratory Care and has 10 years of clinical experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Anna is fully certified in the Stott Method of Pilates and is an (MAT)â¢ Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist. Anna brings her vast experience in clinical care and patient education to the Total ControlÂ® program. She truly enjoys her continued role as Instructor Trainer and Advisory Board member for the Womenâs Health Foundation.
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