After a traumatic delivery of my son, I had suffered third degree tearing and an incredible amount of pressure with very limited activity. I learned that this feeling was a result of a prolapse in my bladder and bowel. I was devastated, thinking I was going to have a huge change in my quality of life. My physio recommended hypopressives to augment pelvic floor physiotherapy. I'm happy to say that I have had tremendous success, I went from walking barely ten minutes to now over two hours. And my physio says my prolapse is hardly noticeable anymore and I'm only 4 months post partum. Trista was so supportive and motivating over these past few months. I feel like I can become stronger then ever, thanks to hypopressives. And I'm not scared to engage in exercise.
February 13, 2017
I just wanted to thank you.
Five months after I had my prolapse surgery I coughed and ended up having some complications. I was told that part of my prolapse had returned. I also told my surgeon that I felt like I was walking around with a walnut between my legs. I didn't feel the same. I was told that this was my new landscape and I was just going to have to get use to it.
I felt completely helpless. I use to be very active but I was told that I should not even walk too much let alone ride a bike. Core exercises were out of the question. All of this left me with so many fears and questions. How was I going to continue to do my job? How was I ever going to be able to do anything around the house? Would I ever be able to do the activities I loved. How was I going to keep my back strong? Would it get worse? Are my organs going to fall out? How was I ever going to feel comfortable having a sexual relationship with my husband?
Then my women's physiotherapist told me about you. That day changed my life.
It is hard to believe that in three short months I have made such progress. At the beginning I thought there was no hope, but working with you on a one to one weekly bases really helped me feel comfortable with the exercises. You were very encouraging, worked with my limitations, and moved at a pace that made me feel comfortable.
Doing the exercises on an almost daily basis has really paid off. The walnut is gone; I feel so much stronger. I don't have the constant fear that my organs may fall out with the wrong move. My back has never felt better. I am aware of my breathing and posture. And a bonus... People are telling me how great I look.
You having given me my life back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
With eternal gratitude,
February 12, 2017
I came to learn about hypopressives after the birth of my third daughter. Always a very active person prior to kids, I felt frustrated by the limitations placed on my physical recovery by the development of an anterior prolapse. Not only was I looking for something to improve my pelvic floor health, but I was desperate to find a focus that could rebuild my core again. Hypopressives changed everything for me. The shape of my body quickly returned to what I used to look like, my pelvic floor symptoms essentially vanished, but most of all I felt a renewed sense of energy. My posture improved dramatically as well.
I continue to use hypopressives as my “core” training to supplement other more cardio-based activities. For me, hypopressives have been just as effective (and much more enjoyable) than any other exercise I have tried in the past to target the core. I don’t miss planks or sit ups in the least! I feel taller, more centered and more energized after a session. I have Trista to thank for helping me to perfect my technique, to focus my practice and to keep me motivated. It was a life changer for me!
H.H. June 5, 2016
In my spare time I worked as a fitness instructor so after the birth of my son, I was very eager to get back into the gym and get moving! I was feeling fantastic but at 6 weeks postpartum I discovered I had a grade 2 cystocele (bladder prolapse) as a result of a very weak pelvic floor. I was so focused on pregnancy and then on taking care of a newborn that I had not even thought of my own need to recover.
It is a hard diagnosis to be given as you are basically told all physical activities need to be stopped, possible forever. After a few tears, I sought out methods of improvement and pelvic floor friendly workouts. Luckily I stumbled on Trista’s website and was introduced to the wonderful world of Hypopressives.
Trista is a wonderful instructor, full of knowledge, support and enthusiasm. I am now 6.5 months postpartum and have been doing Hypopressives daily for the past 3. The results speak for themselves, I have been able to strengthen my pelvic floor while toning and shaping my core.
Because of the Hypopressive conditioning, I can now do more activities (Yahoo!) and feel confident that I have the pelvic strength to do them (as discussed with my pelvic floor physio who works direct with Trista). Another bonus is I almost have my pre-pregancy body back, which is no small feat given I have only been able to walk and do Hypopressives up to this point.
Anyone suffering from or looking to prevent pelvic floor issues needs to learn this technique!!
W.L. June 5, 2016
Trista introduced me to the Hypopressives method about 2 years ago. As a pelvic floor physiotherapist I see a lot of interesting new ideas for pelvic floor rehabilitation on a regular basis. What impressed me about the hypopressive method is that it was based on sound bio-mechanical principles. The program is exercise based and does not require participants to buy any devices or products.I base my practice on educating clients about their conditions and I focus on teaching them the skills they need to be able to care of themselves. The hypopressive method woks in very well with this philosophy as it is based on education and teaching clients exercises that they can do independently. I have found that the exercises help clients integrate pelvic floor muscle activation with core muscle strengthening in a way that is effective at reducing adverse pressure on the pelvic floor and core. The principle of decreasing abdominal and pelvic pressure while activating the muscles helps to decrease the prolapse of pelvic organs and improve the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence.Working with Trista has been a pleasure as she is dedicated to her practice and her clients well being. She is committed to excellence and the clients I have referred to her always remark upon her enthusiasm and strong sense of compassion.
Kathleen Shortt Clinic Owner, In Balance Physiotherapy, BScPT, FCAMT June 5, 2016