Hypopressive Exercise

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Hypopressive Method

Also known as low-pressure fitness, Hypopressive exercises aim to increase the resting tone of the deep abdominals and pelvic floor by stimulating a reflexive action of these muscles.

The basic technique involves breathing out fully then – without taking in any air – opening the rib cage as if breathing in.  The decreased pressure in the thoracic cavity draws the stomach in and the pelvic floor up – as can be seen in the picture above.

What makes ‘Hypopressives’ different to traditional pelvic-floor exercises or Kegals is the reflexive activation of the pelvic floor.

Hypopressives are relatively new to the UK but have been in use in Europe, particularly Spain, for over 30 years.  They are used primarily for women after giving birth to help treat prolapse and increase pelvic-floor tone.

The PhysioNatal Regain programme includes comprehensive training in Hypopressive exercises (along with traditional pelvic-floor exercises and functional exercises).

Private assessment and instruction in Hypopressives is charged at my physiotherapy clinic rate.

Antenatal & Postnatal Clinic
Copford Physiotherapy
The Dairy
56 London Rd

07971 295 465

(Don’t forget, all our classes are held at Copford Village Hall)

Hypopressive 1-2-1

Hypopressive private session consultation


“Tanya’s class is excellent! I started the class because of pelvic girdle pain during my second pregnancy. I have found that the exercises really help with the pain but also the classes are so informative that I wish I had known about them during my first pregnancy. I have learnt so much and I would highly recommend!”


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Copford Village Hall, School Road, Copford, Colchester, CO6 1BX

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