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Breath, Voice, and HRV as Predictors and Interventions in Pelvic Health – Part 1

Sep 14, 2023 | Breath | 0 comments

Look beyond the traditional regional approach of the pelvic and pelvic floor and understand how discovering and addressing dysfunctions of the trigeminal and respiratory system including the voice and heart rate variability can have an impact on pelvic health. 

HRV is a well-researched indicator of the balance between the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic nervous systems. 

The balance has a large impact on the performance of the GI system and can influence pain, motility, and inflammation. 

Working with Breath, Voice, and HRV can not only predict dysfunction but is an excellent metric to guide interventions in different domains.

This 2 part replay of a webinar is designed to expand your current practice through evidence-based and biologically plausible methods of examination and intervention into the thoracic, and cervical systems harnessing the breath and the voice can optimize respiratory mechanics and heart rate variability.

A glance at this episode:

  • [1:41] Pelvic floor and breathing patterns
  • [4:12] What is GI dysfunction and why is it so prevalent
  • [5:41] The diaphragm and coughing and sneezing
  • 8:22] The diaphragm needs to match the demands of the activity
  • [10:26] The diaphragm position
  • [12:25] The diaphragm and the chest wall
  • [15:09] How the diaphragm is connected to the regional nerves and inflammation
  • [17:21] Psoas as a trunk muscle vs. hip flexor

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