If you’re training postnatal women, you are definitely training clients with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), whether you know it or not. To be fair, your client might not even know it.
It can be a difficult conversation for your clients to start if they do know, as they may struggle with feelings of embarrassment if they are experiencing symptoms of incontinence, pain, or heaviness in the pelvic area.
I encourage you to start the conversation yourself. Even if it feels uncomfortable for you. Ask some questions about common symptoms, let your client know that these things are common after pregnancy, and refer them to a women’s health physiotherapist for an assessment.
Most importantly, let your client know that they can absolutely still train and do challenging workouts, and that you’ll be able to guide them through this in a safe way.
Below are my top 4 strategies for coaching clients with prolapse.
If you are a fitness coach, health professional, or have interest working with moms, you are working with postnatal populations.
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4 Strategies for Prolapse in Fitness Coaching
[0 – 1 minutes]: Introduction
[1-3 minutes]: What You Need to Know About POP
[3-5 minutes]: Prolapse and Trainers
[5-7 minutes]: Strategy #1 – Varying Body Position in Exercise
[7-9 minutes]: Strategy #2 – Breathing Techniques
[9-11 minutes]: Strategy #3 – Using Rest-Based Exercise
[11-13]: Strategy #4 – Confidence
[13-14 minutes]: Factors That Can Bring On Prolapse Symptoms
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