Hi, I’m Claire!

I teach fitness professionals and physios a non-Kegel, my full-body approach to pelvic floor dysfunction so you can get your clients consistent relief from their symptoms, and offer them effective, long-term solutions to their problems.

Unlike other PFD exercise methods where the focal point is often the pelvis, I focus on a “from the ground up”, everything is connected, step-by-step approach which addresses:

Lifestyle factors that attribute to dys-function
Muscular imbalances that improve pelvic floor function

WHY WORK WITH ME?

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I can help you get your PFD clients reliable results, and help you attract MORE of your ideal customers into your business first time round.

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I’m all about niche marketing and finding your calling, hence the name: Pelvicpreneur. If you want to stand out as an expert, being a Jack (or Jill) of All Trades just isn’t where it’s at anymore.
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Are you feeling burnt out from seeing clients in person, and have only ever dreamed of creating your own online course? I can help you map out and produce your first program, increase your social media following and take your niche online too!
Claire’s easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach for clients makes our teaching transition to this important client group seamless. The support from Claire through my teaching journey has been incredible and I can’t thank her enough! I would highly recommend β€œYour Pelvic Matters” to anyone interested in teaching clients to improve their pelvic floor health.

 

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Annette Cashell, from @movementmakeovers is on a mission to get those of us working from home moving more, and moving better πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
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With more of us working from home right now, do you think people are moving more, or moving less as a result? πŸ€”
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Listen in to this week's Pelvicpreneur Podcast episode to find out the real truth 🧐
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As fitness professionals, we tell our clients that sitting kills, and we also advocate that exercise is hugely beneficial for them... πŸ’ͺ
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...but is exercise really the answer to excessive sitting, because as Annette explains, there's a difference between "movement" and "exercise"? πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ
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Prepare to have your eyes and ears opened in this interview as Annette shares her top 3 tips for moving more whilst working from home, and how, with a few simple changes to your current workstation set up can actually encourage more daily movement to stop those aches and pains πŸ‘
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Side note: things weren't always rosy for Annette she's got quite a back story to tell that involves horrendous neck pain from a "proper job" in Silicon Valley a lifetime ago πŸ’»
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Pop your ear buds in, take us on a walk for the ultimate in natural movement, and enjoy! 🎧
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy!
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge and @movementmakeovers, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Just had the BEST coaching call with my #YourPelvicMatters Teacher Trainers πŸ’»
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I love connecting with my people aka: my pelvic floor nerds via Zoom πŸ€“
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Questions I answered on today's call were all related to business, marketing and selling which was super fun, because well, earning from your pelvic floor services is definitely where it's at right now, huh? πŸ’°
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All in a day's work over here as #Pelvicpreneur, and I have to say as someone who's been in the online space for 6+ years, the tech side of things is the easy part: selling your offering is the hard bit, ok? πŸ‘
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If you have major FOMO right now and you’re interested in joining the Your Pelvic Matters community for support helping clients with pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or creating your own online pelvic floor course, send me a DM πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Have a great Wednesday and a great week ahead! πŸ’•
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#pelvicfloordysfunction #physicaltherapist #physiotherapist #womenshealthphysio #whphysio #physio #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorrehab #pelvicfloortraining #pelvicfloorexercises #pilatesteacher #pilates #fitnessinstructor #pregnancyexpert #pregnancyexercise #postnatalpelvicfloor #pelvicfloorweakness #pelvicfloormuscles #womenshealth #pelvicpain #pelviceducation #pilatesteachertraining #pilatesteachereducation #womenshealthphysio #pelvicmafia #pelvicguru #prolapse #pelvicorganprolapse
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Paula Billig @paulasherbals is a Herbalist, Pilates instructor and full-body pelvic floor specialist and she cleverly combines all 3 of these skills together to help heal her clients from top-to-toe, and from the inside and out! 🌿
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In this fascinating interview, Paula shares a huge array of helpful information about how herbs have incredibly powerful healing qualities, and she dives deep into which herbs specifically can help clients with pelvic floor dysfunction πŸ€“
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Prepare to have your brain filled with fascinating insight into the holistic field of herbalism, and hear how Paula blends plants, Pilates and pelvic floor together for one amazing package πŸ™Œ
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Take a walk in nature for this episode, or even better, put the kettle on and sip on your favourite herbal tea whilst listening in to discover its healthy properties β˜•
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(Warning: she might even have you off to the shops today to buy a supply of cinnamon sticks! πŸ˜†)
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge and @paulasherbals, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Constipation: what are your top tips for clients with prolapse and constipation? πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©
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I usually talk about Squatty Potty, bathrooming mechanics and poo-ing like you're giving birth πŸ‘Ά
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Do you have any other tips to share for constipated clients? πŸ™‹πŸšΎ
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Comment below and let me know! 🧻🚽
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What pelvic floor personal training clients are you working with this week? What are their symptoms? πŸ™‹
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I picked up a new client last week with grade 2 cystocele and rectocele, and compared to other women with prolapse I've worked with, her symptoms are actually quite mild πŸ‘
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πŸ’© Constipation is an issue for her, but it's generally controlled by her diet
πŸ‘Ά Carrying her heavy 7 month old in a sling can set off her symptoms a little bit, and
πŸ’¦ Zero urge or stress incontinence are present
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Comment below and let me know what pelvic floor clients you're seeing virtually (or in real life!), and what symptoms they're presenting with? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Oh my days! Barefoot compliant ballet flats in my branding colours from @camper!πŸ₯Ώ πŸ’•
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Should I buy them...?
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#barefoot #barefootshoes #barefootshoesforwomen #barefeet #barefootgirl #barefootshoe #balletflats #balletflat #footpain #pelvicpreneur #feet #foot #flats #prettyshoes #cuteshoes #cuteshoesofinstagram #barefootshoesarefashionable
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Ever had a client say: "My mum has a weak bladder and so do I"...and it's got you wondering if this situation is actually genetic, or if there's something else at play here…? πŸ”
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Were you aware that bunions can attribute to pelvic floor dysfunction, but bunions themselves are NOT always genetic? πŸ€”
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Just because someone's mother had bunions, and their grandmother had bunions doesn't necessarily mean that every daughter that's born to each mother down the line will have bunions, ok? 🦢
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Do you get what I'm saying here? πŸ™‹
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Over on the Pelvicpreneur Podcast today I'm debunking 5 common pelvic floor myths that are often perceived as genetic (or sometimes inherited traits), whereas they could be programmed in, habitually acquired or even just accepted as the norm, particularly among mothers and daughters πŸ‘Ά
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Aim to have your eyes and ears opened today by tuning in to this episode because I hope to have you questioning what IS genetic, and what's acquired environmentally, culturally and generationally πŸ‘πŸ‘‚
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Intrigued? 🧐
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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#pelvicpreneur #podcast #podcastnewbie #podcaster #podcasting #pelvicfloorphysio #podcastcommunity #podcastlife #podcastersofinstagram #podcastersofig #podcastshow #podcasthost #podcastsofinstagram #yourpelvicmatters #womenshealthphysio #whphysio #physio #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorrehab #pelvicfloortraining #pelvicfloorexercises #pilatesteacher #pilatesteachertraining #fitnessinstructor #pelvicfloordysfunction #genetics #genetictraits #bunions #footpain
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Let me introduce @ginnyparham, a specialist Period Coach who helps women ditch PMS in 90 days or less, so they can live their lives free of period pain 🩸
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Contrary to belief, period pain and PMS are NOT normal, and there are a lot of factors that attribute to menstrual cramps and mood swings (particularly in this stressed, modern world we live in) 😭
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In this interview, Ginny shares her personal story experiencing debilitating period pain herself…
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…and after seeing no change in her symptoms with the mainstream advice provided, she decided enough was enough so sought out holistic, natural and herbalist alternatives and really hasn't looked back! πŸ₯³
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Ginny's here to share her top 3 tips to eliminating period pain and PMS, so today we would both encourage you to pop your ear buds in, take us on a walk and get outside into nature 🌳
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge and @ginnyparham, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Never gets old this one, and I created it to make ALL pelvic floor geeks out there smile! πŸ€“
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EVERYTHING is connected when it comes to pelvic floor dysfunction πŸ‘
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How the feet, fibula, femur, fanny and forehead are positioned when the client is stationary affects pelvic floor function 🦢
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Add movement like walking, lifting, carrying, exercising, working, sitting etc and it's interesting to note that these activities also have an impact on the loads applied (good and bad) on the pelvic floor too! πŸ‘
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Do you take steps to realign your clients' arms, legs and feet, or are you spot-reducing and going straight for the pelvis (because that's where all the symptoms show up,and it's what the client is expecting from you)? πŸ€”
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When there's limited dorsi flexion, and the forefoot is immobile, it doesn't allow the femur to drive back into hip extension and activate the glute (and, well, that's where the fanny suffers) πŸ‘
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Got a client with who holds their head right out in front of them when staring at their phone/computer? The skull is heavy and if someone wears their head out in front of them, it's likely that a lot of the skeleton that's attached to it is held forward too (redirecting inappropriate loads all over the place) πŸ’€
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When you look at the body as a whole unit, it gives you a better understanding of where to focus your energies and attention on, when dealing with clients with prolapse, pudendal nerve entrapment and stress/urge incontinence...
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...and helps to identify things like torque, tension, and incorrect pressure as you work your way up from: feet to forehead! 🦴
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Want to learn more about the full-body approach to PFD? DM me the words "FULL BODY" now! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Started my day with a group coaching call with my Your Pelvic Matters Teacher Trainers! πŸ’»
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I love connecting with my people aka: my pelvic floor nerds via Zoom πŸ€“
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Questions I answered on today's call were all related to business, marketing and creating online pelvic floor exercise courses/workshops which was super fun, because well, earning income from your online services is definitely where it's at right now, huh? πŸ’°
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All in a day's work over here as #Pelvicpreneur, and I have to say as someone who's been in the online space for 6+ years, the tech side of things is the easy part: selling your online offering is the hard bit, ok? πŸ‘
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If you have major FOMO right now and you’re interested in joining the Your Pelvic Matters community for support helping clients with pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or creating your own online pelvic floor course, send me a DM πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Have a great Sunday and a great week ahead! πŸ’•
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#pelvicfloordysfunction #physicaltherapist #physiotherapist #womenshealthphysio #whphysio #physio #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorrehab #pelvicfloortraining #pelvicfloorexercises #pilatesteacher #pilates #fitnessinstructor #pregnancyexpert #pregnancyexercise #postnatalpelvicfloor #pelvicfloorweakness #pelvicfloormuscles #womenshealth #pelvicpain #pelviceducation #pilatesteachertraining #pilatesteachereducation #womenshealthphysio #pelvicmafia #pelvicguru #prolapse #pelvicorganprolapse #yourpelvicmatters
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Clare Makin, @thepelvicfloorcoach, is a Yoga, movement + lifestyle coach helping women regain and maintain pelvic floor happiness πŸ™
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Following the birth of her son, she suffered with stress incontinence herself, and was mortified to be referred to the local Incontinence Clinic, so decided to take matters into her own hands and go on on her own journey of healing which involved looking for alternative answers to "do your Kegels" ❎
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Clare shares her own pelvic floor story which includes qualifying as a Yoga teacher, and she is here today to educate you, the Fitness Professional, on the importance of MODIFYING Yoga for this specialist population…
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…and, really how SIMPLE it is to fuse the full-body approach into your teachings to benefit your clients and set you apart from all of the mainstream advice out there πŸ™Œ
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge and Clare @thepelvicfloorcoach, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Happy Halloween!! πŸŽƒ πŸ‘»
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Throwback to last year’s fancy dress party at the pub 🍺
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When a young girl dressed as something from Frozen hesitantly asked me β€œExcise me, are you Wednesday?”, you can imagine, she made my night!! πŸ™ŒπŸ» πŸ˜‚
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And, now you also know why I have a fringe....that Widow’s Peak is real people πŸ§›β€β™‚οΈ
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Question: Do you get many trick or treaters in your area? It was never a thing when I was a kid even though I grew up in Australia 🍬 🍭
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We live on a lane now with mostly retired people, couples with very young children, and cat owners (predominantly tortoiseshell), so other than a few lit pumpkins, our street is quite dull... πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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What about you? What’s Halloween usually like for you? πŸ‘»
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Are you a fair weather β˜€οΈ or all weathers β˜”οΈwalker? 😬
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I’m definitely in my happy place outside in all weathers, listening to a podcast and enjoying watching the seasons change around me πŸ‚
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I really really didn’t want to go outside today, but it did stop raining for just long enough for me to take this pic, and I kind of feel better for it 🀳
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What about you? Comment β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ or β˜”οΈ β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ below to let me know what type of walker you are and why ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Ever wondered if you're asking the RIGHT questions on your PFD client health form? ✍
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Do you feel like you want to gather as much information from your client as you can, but unsure how to succinctly do this to save time? ⏱
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Want to know which questions might be better asked face-to-face to give you a thorough health history? πŸ™‹
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Well, in this episode, I answer all of these questions and more πŸ‘
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In fact, I'm listing several ways you can ask questions that help build rapport, address goal setting and ultimately attribute to clients getting quicker results πŸ™Œ
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge, and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
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Steph Neal @pilates.hq is a Train-The-Trainer to Reformer Pilates instructors and her mission is to give teachers permission to get creative with lesson planning βœ…
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With a journey that includes Steph employing a staff of 8 Pilates teachers in a bustling studio in Victoria, Australia, to making the hard decision to close up shop and work solely online, this is definitely an interview NOT to miss πŸ’•
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In this guest appearance on the Pelvicpreneur Podcast, Teacher Trainer, Steph shares:
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πŸ—’ her top tips for beating lesson plan block,
🀯 her take on why trying to plan a NEW class every single week is completely unnecessary (and will likely lead to burn out), and
πŸ™ŒπŸ» her professional insights on what to do when you think your clients are getting bored
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Search "Pelvicpreneur Podcast" in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Stitcher and enjoy 🎧
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Then do three things: 1) Snap a pic, upload it to your Stories, 2) tag me @ClaireMockridge and Steph @pilates.hq and 3) use the #PelvicpreneurPodcast hashtag so I can share the love 🀳
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Let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this week's episode, because I'd love to hear from you, so DM or comment below to let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Give me a double tap if you agree! Starting at the foot and going north from there for pelvic floor dysfunction clients is an pretty sensible strategy πŸ€“
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How the foot operates affects not just the ankle, but also the knee, the pelvis, the spine, the shoulders and even the neck 😳
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Gait is incredibly complex, but walking when done better (and that's the key here) provides a very beneficial workout for the pelvic floor πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
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Correct your PFD clients' foot turnout, prescribe them forefoot mobility exercises, innervate their feet to wake them up from years of shoe wearing slumber, and for goodness sake stretch out their calves, because their butt will forever be non-existent otherwise πŸ‘
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I could write 5,000-words on how the foot bone is connected to so much more than just the ankle bone, but I only have 2,000 characters here (and well, my Your Pelvic Matters Teacher Training program dives much deeper into this) 🦢🏻
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But, if I've educated just one pelvic floor specialist out there today about the importance of addressing poor foot mechanics for better pelvic floor function, then my job here is done πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Now over to you. Do you take a full-body approach to pelvic floor rehab? Do you explore foot mechanics with PFD clients? What foot exercises are your favourite? 🦡
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Pop a comment below and let's geek out together! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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