Is Holding Your Breath Bad for The Pelvis?

As we start to wrap up Share MayFlowers 2015, we remain dedicated to providing you with valuable female pelvic health resources. One of those is Julie Wiebe, who wrote yesterday about whether or not holding one’s breath wreaks havoc on the pelvis. Hop over to her to her blog and read Breath Holding and Your Pelvic Health.



Julie Wiebe, BSc, MPT has over eighteen years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Her passion is to revolutionize the way women recover from injuries and pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness and their chosen sport . She pursues this through innovative education, rehabilitation, and return to fitness programs that promote diaphragm and pelvic floor integration into core strengthening and manual therapy programs. Julie has been an invited speaker at clinics, academic institutions, hospitals, professional organizations and the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

She shares her evidence-based approach internationally with other rehabilitation and fitness professionals through live continuing education programs, online courses, and professional mentoring. Her diaphragm/pelvic floor integration approach has been successfully incorporated by practitioners into a variety of patient populations including sports medicine, orthopedics, women’s health, pediatrics and adult neuro.

Julie maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach for post pregnancy and pelvic health recovery and return to fitness with women worldwide through online courses and DVDs.

When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her other passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.

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