FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1In which areas are hypopressive LPF applied?
Training and therapeutic exercises are currently used in the field of Rehabilitation. In the field of Fitness and sports, they are used as prevention, in addition to improving physical conditions. Both men and women can benefit from these exercises, with a regular practice of 20 or 30 minutes, at least 2 times a week. It is important that the learning of hypopressive exercises is guided by a trained professional. The professional must carry out an evaluation of the patient or student, before, during and after the application of the hypopressive exercises, in order to see the results and benefits achieved.
2Who can not do hypopressive?
People with heart disease, pregnant women (In this case we adjust the breathing technique without APNEAS).
3If I am postpartum, when do I start?
When you feel ready! It is recommended to start physical activity, with prior medical authorization first of all. When it is a vaginal delivery, it is recommended to start with physical activity or hypopressives from week 4 to 6. And delivery by cesarean section between week 8 to 12.
4What is abdominal diastasis?
Diastasis IS THE WEAKENING OF THE ANTERIOR WALL OF THE RECTUS ABDOMEN. It is the separation of the muscles that form the famous "Six Pack" and the result is a tummy or bulge in the abdominal area. There is a normal separation of these muscles, which is made up of connective tissue, called dawn line. This space is approximately 2 CM, a larger space can give us indications of a diastasis. Aesthetically it is perceived as a bulging area, distended abdomen, but functionally it is a space where your organs can come out or dislodge due to the lack of competence of your abdomen.
5Why can abdominal diastasis occur?
The most common factors that help its appearance are: • Reach a pregnancy, without having prepared the center of the body • Obesity and overweight • High-performance or high-intensity sport (which confronts the body and its myofascial structures with repeated and repetitive physical efforts) • Genetics
6How does an abdominal diastasis affect daily life?
A diastasis does not kill, but it does affect quality of life. The organs are not in their position, generating pressure on the pelvic floor and generating a weakening of it. Likewise, as there is no containment of the abdominal girdle, the organs can come out between the space of the rectum. There is pain, discomfort, pressure at the pelvic level, and discomfort at the level of the abdomen. This weakening could also generate uncomfortable urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, hernias. The spine is exposed, as the core is weakened and this makes it prone to injury. It does not allow the correct functionality of the abdomen, in addition Constipation, abdominal distension, Postural problems
7How to know if there is or not an abdominal diastasis?
The most advisable thing is that your doctor or physiotherapist give you the diagnosis or you can know it through an ultrasound of the abdominal area. You can also do a small assessment by palpation from home by following these steps: 1. Lie on your back on a stable surface with your legs bent, feet flat on the floor, one hand behind your neck. 2. With your free hand, place your fingertips in the center of your relaxed abdomen (in the dawn line). Above the navel and then below it, feel that it happens, that you perceive. 3. Breathe in and slightly lift your head and shoulders off the ground (as if you were going to do a sit-up). 4. Pay attention to what happens under your fingertips, feel the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles. If you can fit up to two of your fingers, it's normal. If there are more than 3 fingers, there are already signs of diastasis and it will be time to act. HERE WE ACCOMPANY YOU AND EVALUATE YOU
8What is the best recommendation for postpartum recovery?
Make LPF – hypopressive. Hypopressive Exercises are the most recommended at this stage and at any stage of women. In the postpartum stage, they are ideal for a healthy recovery. The benefits you will have with this wonderful technique are: • Healthy abdominal diastasis. • Strengthen the pelvic floor. • Reposition organs. • Improve constipation. • Eliminate that belly that remains after childbirth. • It will improve urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunctions. • The skin will recover its tone. • Improve posture. • Eliminate muscle discomfort. • Among others. The results with hypopressives are not only physical, but also every day you will feel better about yourself from within, you learn to connect with your body, with your breathing. They are even ideal for preparing for pregnancy, they will help you better contain and support your belly at this stage. If you are at this stage and want to start your recovery process, do not hesitate to contact us.
9Is Having pee leaks normal?
NO! Having pee leaks after childbirth or exercising, or when laughing or coughing, although it is common, IT IS NOT NORMAL! And it marks a weakening of the pelvic floor that must be treated and corrected over time. The best way to take care of your pelvic floor, whether you are a shoulder or a woman, is with hypopressive LPF.y process, do not hesitate to contact us.
10Is it recommended to use a girdle after giving birth?
No, you don't need it. A girdle does not allow you to activate your own muscles of your abdominal girdle. It is an external device that will further relax your own muscles. The fact of working in a good posture, in a postpartum woman, will help the objectives of activating the abdominal girdle, repositioning the organs in a natural way, since it will promote the activation of the muscles of the center of the body (core).
11Is it advisable to do conventional sit-ups after having a baby?
No, not after being mothers, not before. Actually, with LPF you have a training system without impact and respectful with your body, unlike conventional abdominal exercises. Various studies refer to the negative action of conventional sit-ups because this type of exercise weakens the pelvic floor muscles, due to the increase in internal pressure that they generate at the time of their execution. Similarly, if there is a diastasis abdominis, they can make it worse and prevent the rectus abdominis muscles from closing and returning to their natural state.enter of the body (core).