Are online programs appropriate for your pelvic floor issues?
Think back to three years ago…
Did you have a kid? Pelvic floor issues?
Would you have purchased an online exercise program or taken an online class?
What about now, post-pandemic? Are you more open to the virtual world?
For me, purchasing something online or looking to social media for solutions would have NEVER crossed my mind. But now, one of the most common questions I get in my DMs is “I’ve already purchased so many online courses/programs/guides and nothing has worked. What now?!?”
When you purchase a product, you purchase the promise. You’re buying based on whether you like the person who is selling the product. Generally speaking, the products that are meant for you in the early weeks (1-12) postpartum, they’re the same. Sorry. 🤷♀️
One of two things will happen, you’re going to pay, and it will be great, and you’ll move on with your life…or…the program will not fulfill the promise.
If you do already have issues, those basic problems won’t be what you need.
If you don’t know the why behind your symptoms, you’re throwing darts at a dart board, hoping something sticks.
Over and over again, I get DMs from these women who are trying to patchwork together a solution like it’s a DIY project from Pinterest.
There is more than one cause of leakage.
There is more than one cause of prolapse.
There is more than one cause of pelvic pain.
It’s just not that simple. The answer isn’t always “get a stronger core.”
If you’re trying to get to workouts and your approach is the $39.95 .pdf, chances are high you’re not going to get what you need. You’re trying to armchair expert a complicated and nuanced situation.
Part of my superpower is to see the patterns (because this is my literal day job) and lay it out so we can make a plan for improvement. We start with the why so we can get the right how.
If you’ve already gotten to the point where you’ve tried things without results, let me know about your experience.