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Pelvic health has a profound impact on a woman’s health and sports performance. However, many practitioners aren’t prepared to address pelvic dysfunction, especially when they don’t focus on pelvic or female health.

At Gray Institute®, we believe that you should understand women’s unique health issues and biomechanics. Pelvic core dysfunction impacts aspects of a woman’s life and health across their entire lifespan, and when your client or patient is struggling, you should be able to understand the root of her dysfunction and offer a personalized solution.

Our Female Chain Reaction® course gives movement professionals like you the tools they need to help women train and recover from challenges related to their pelvic core function. In this blog, we’ll review how the pelvic core impacts women’s health and how you can improve your treatment when you have a thorough understanding of female chain reaction biomechanics.

Pelvic Health Impacts Many Women’s Health Issues

Many movement professionals may not be aware of how the pelvic floor muscles are an integrated part of the entire core. However, research shows that pelvic core dysfunction can impact athletic performance, recovery times, and overall wellness. Even if a woman has never been pregnant or given birth, pelvic core dysfunction can dramatically impact their day-to-day life. Pelvic Core dysfunction may be at the root of several common health issues, including:

  • Back pain
  • Abdominal problems (Rectus Diastasis)
  • Hip pain
  • Problems with the hips, knees, or ankles
  • Orthopedic injuries, especially to the ankles, hips, and knees
  • Dysfunction in the pelvic core
  • Sports performance

These issues are in addition to more commonly acknowledged pelvic floor problems like:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Post-natal recovery
  • Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain

For instance, if your client or patient’s right hip presents with mobility or stability deficits, the pelvic floor may influence this dysfunction. If she is active, she will likely continue to stress and injure her hip until you address the root of her dysfunction — the pelvic floor. Similarly, if she suffers from Stress Urinary Incontinence, the hip mobility and stability deficits may need to be addressed. Understanding the common dysfunctions of pelvic health will allow for comprehensive care, training or the need to involve another specialist.

To effectively address the unique challenges of female biomechanics, you must understand female anatomy and how the pelvic core neuromuscular system impacts women’s health, even if you don’t specialize in pregnancy, post-natal care or pelvic health. In our landmark Chain Reaction course (the longest-running seminar in the movement industry), we cover how everything in the body is connected, and how understanding those connections allows us to treat and train our patients more effectively.

In our Female Chain Reaction course, we apply these same principles to the unique needs of female chain reaction biomechanics surrounding the female athlete, childbirth and postpartum recovery, as well as the older female population. This content will help you to better serve the female population and anyone with a pelvic health issue.

Are You Treating Female Clients? Here’s How Female Chain Reaction Can Help Your Practice

Our Female Chain Reaction course will equip and empower you with the skills you need to treat anyone presenting with symptoms that may be related to pelvic core dysfunction. This includes women who are young, pregnant, middle-aged, or part of the senior population.

Our flagship course offers participants over 12 hours of online content and more than 100 exercises you can implement with your clients and patients. You’ll also gain access to exclusive resources and course materials and become connected with a community of like-minded practitioners around the world. While we firmly believe our courses will enrich your career, we also know that the connections and relationships physical therapists and other movement professionals develop in our courses can be just as valuable and impactful.

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Are You Ready to Change Your Practice for Good? Gray Institute Is Here to Support You

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live free of pain, discomfort, and dysfunctions. That’s why we created the Female Chain Reaction course; to empower physical therapists like you who care about providing their clients with the best treatment possible.

For more resources regarding treating pelvic core dysfunction, feel free to reach out to us! We’re always happy to talk about how Female Chain Reaction can help you develop your career, what course option is the best fit, and more. Or, you can enroll today and claim your spot in one of our most in-demand courses.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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