What is Abdominal Hypopressive?
Abdominal Hypopressive is a method used by physical therapists or Doctors to decrease the excess of pressure in the abdominal cavity using a breathing method called apnea to relax the diaphragm. The relaxation of the diaphragm produces neurological responses in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. As a result, these muscles start contracting involuntarily. This muscle contraction improves the muscle tone and makes the abdominal and pelvic floor muscle stronger.
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Who Created this Technique?
The hypopressive technique was created by a Belgian Doctor Dr. Marcel Caufriez in the 80s.
Doctor Caufriez develops multiples scientific researches to understand why women after pregnancy developed urinary incontinence and organ prolapsed. Doctor caufriez confirmed after multiple clinical studies that the excess of pressure in the abdominal cavity was the cause of weak abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. He created the hypopressive techniques to prevent postpartum conditions (urinary incontinence, diasti-recti, hernias, etc), and improve quality of life.
What Does Hypopressive Treat or prevent?
Some of the conditions treated are:
o Lower Back Pain
o Balance Issues
o Urinary Incontinence o Constipation
o Sexual dysfunction
o Poor posture
o Lack of Muscle Flexibility
o Organ Prolapsed, diasti-recti
o Herniated Discs
o Umbilical, Inguinal Hernias
What Can Hypopressive Improve?
o Quality of Life
o Stamina o Strength
Who Can Provide Hypopressives?
Physical therapist or Doctors with a certification on Abdominal Hypopressive (GAH) can treat or teach hypopressives. The Abdominal Hypopressive Certification provides a medical training on prevention and treatment for digestive, gynecologic, and postural conditions.
Link below to learn more about hypopressives: https://youtu.be/84_fXElU8yE