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Abdominal Wall Separation

You may notice pain in the abdominal area or the pelvis/spine. You may feel your stomach is more bloated or there is a bulge or indent in the abdomen

It is caused by excessive straining through activities like straining to open your bowels or poor lifting techniques. You may have had a chronic cough or gained weight, which increases the strain on the muscles. Poor or incorrect technique with abdominal exercises will increase the stress to the muscles.

How I can help...

I can formulate a treatment plan that will help you to improve the abdominal muscle tone/appearance and general function. Treatments may include:

  • Individualised exercises

  • Postural correction/advice

  • Breathing pattern re-education

  • Soft tissue release

  • Joint mobilisations

  • Activity modification.

Pelvic Pain

You may experience pain around the pelvic area. This may be felt at the front around the genital area, or closer to the back and buttock area. Pain may also spread in to the legs.

It is generally caused by a muscle imbalance of the muscles around the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscle can often become over active.

How I can help...

I will do a full assessment of the muscle function around the pelvis. I will help you to re-train the imbalance with a treatment programme that may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle down-training

  • Breathing pattern re-education

  • Soft tissue release

  • Manual therapy/ joint mobilisations

  • Activity and exercise modification.

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