Hypopressives® is a breathing and posture technique designed to prevent and treat pelvic floor disorders such as prolapses and incontinence. The technique was born in Europe in the 80’s by Dr. Marcel Caufriez and is now spreading rapidly across Canada and the USA. The focus is to improve core health but the approach is unique in that a complete reorganization of postural and breathing habits must occur to be able to execute the hypopressive apnea.
Core health is being redefined from strong abs to a more holistic inclusion of the respiratory structures and descending all the way to the pelvis and pelvic floor. Hypopressives can be learnt during pregnancy, or immediately postpartum. They are also very beneficial to males and other women who are looking to improve breathing capacity, athletic performance and pelvic floor function. Clients can visit me in my Fernwood studio, online via Zoom or in the comfort of their homes (+travel fee). Clients are required to commit to one consult and then 8 sessions weekly (or more frequently) and baby can be present if desired. At the end of this series clients will have a home program that they will continue on their own, they will also be able to join small group classes when offered.
Visit the Canadian Physiotherapy Associations website for more detailed information about Hypopressives.