A biotensegrity approach to understanding pelvic organ prolapse.
The science of Myofascial Release has developed quickly over the past 20 years.
We know that the body is held together by a matrix of connective tissue called Fascia, which makes it a dynamic, flexible and resilient structure.
We also know that this fascia is made of collagen, which makes it strong, elastin which makes its stretchy, and something called ground substance. It is this ground substance which gives it the quality of plasticity, which means its density and sticky-ness can be changed through therapeutic touch.
Myofascial release is a type of gentle, therapeutic touch which engages the plasticity of the ground substance to correct the bodies fascial structure.
What this means is that Myofascial release can be used to reduce and soften scar tissue and realign connective tissue.
Women’s health physiotherapy is also an area under rapid development.
Internal (vaginal) myofascial release can be used to treat pelvic pain, prolapse, incontinence and scar pain.
Prolapse is a condition that affects millions of women and can be very debilitating.
So far this method is showing excellent results for many women, most of whom have seen a significant reduction in their symptoms over 6-8 sessions.
I am currently undertaking some clinical research to evidence this, with the aim of making this something more women can access.