I know I read somewhere (thinking in an IDEA Pilates email) about a conference where they tested Pilates teachers on pelvic floor strength using a biofeedback machine. It turned out that alot of teachers missed the mark on contractions while doing a pelvic floor lift. Anyone know what I’m talking about?
This is an important topic, and it’s relevant to more clients than the clients and the trainers are willing to admit. I, also, am interested in it from both personal and professional context. If you break off into a group, invite me!
My PT was very big on contracting without engaging the TVA. Her thought was that it takes about a month to get the isolated neuro-muscular education. Then she was good with co-activation using the TVA and other complementary muscle groups.
Before I lost insurance, I had “graduated” to standing biofeedback, biofeedback while going up and down on an 8 inch step, and a few light barefoot jumps. I continue to work on these at home with decent success, but I’m interested in learning more (within my scope of practice) so I can be of more use to my clients.