Low Pressure Fitness
If this sounds like you — then Low Pressure Fitness is the perfect solution! To find out more about how Low Pressure Fitness can benefit you at West Physiotherapy, keep reading.
What Is Low Pressure Fitness
& How Does It Work?
Low Pressure Fitness (LPF) is a postural and respiratory training program focused on improving your body posture that also helps with pelvic health issues such as incontinence, constipation, diastasis recti, and pelvic organ prolapse. Inspired by the hypopressive technique (breathing exercises in a way that helps relieve pressure from the body), LPF combines myofascial stretching, postural and respiratory re-education, and dynamic neural mobilization.
Low Pressure Fitness works to change your posture from the inside out. It has been shown to improve flexibility in the back, decrease bladder leaking, and improve core and pelvic strength.
It’s a great way to strengthen the core without increasing pressure in the belly, which can be problematic for those with an abdominal hernia (diastasis recti), pelvic organ prolapse, bladder leaking, or even low back pain. This program is perfect for those who are looking to improve their posture — especially if you don’t like regular stretching programs or haven’t been able to stick with them in the past. It’s especially helpful for women with pelvic issues.
Low Pressure Fitness will help you…
- Have better posture
- More flexibility throughout the back and legs
- Improved ease of breathing through the hypopressive technique
- Decreased tension in the neck and arms
- Being able to achieve challenging workouts without a high impact
Interested in finding out more about how Low Pressure Fitness can help you achieve your goals? Be sure to ask us about our availability and let’s get the conversation started!
Frequently Asked Questions
A: In person, 1-on-1 sessions, or through virtual live classes.
A: Some of the breathing techniques used in Low Pressure Fitness are not recommended for pregnant women. You may do better with 1-on-1 instruction to modify the work for you. This is a great postpartum exercise once you are cleared by your doctor to participate.
A: As long as you are 6-12 weeks out and have been cleared for exercise by your surgeon, then this can be a great exercise for those who have had abdominal surgery including hysterectomy, C-section, appendectomy, gall bladder removal, etc.
A: If you have hypertension, some of the breathing techniques can temporarily increase blood pressure and for that reason, you should only perform in a setting where this can be closely monitored.