I have hernia/prolapse
No exercise program can or should claim to cure or ‘fix’ a hernia or prolapse. These conditions should be diagnosed and treated according to your medical Doctor’s recommendations.
MUTU System core and breathing exercises, progressed gradually, mindfully and over time, are gentle, restoring and healing. They are likely to be an ideal complement to your Doctor’s recommendations. Intensive or high impact workouts should be avoided completely if you have hernia or prolapse. Only core exercise sections (i.e. NOT the intensive workouts) of the MUTU Program may be beneficial with your Doctor’s approval.
You should of course seek and follow your medical caregiver’s advice regarding diagnosis and options for treatment for these conditions. Severity and necessity of medical intervention vary widely and should be discussed with your doctor.
Hernia, prolapse and diastasis recti are all results of excessive intra-abdominal pressure. This means that your abdominal and pelvic cavity cannot withstand the pressure within, resulting in pushing away, out or down at the weakest points – such as your pelvic floor or the mid-line of your abdominal muscles. By adjusting your alignment to allow your body to support itself more effectively and your muscles to work optimally, along with learning to connect with and engage the deep muscles of your core and pelvic floor… you can enable your core to become stronger and more stable. Read more on Hernia here and more on Pelvic Organ Prolapse here.
If you suspect you have a hernia or prolapse please see your Doctor before commencing any exercise program. You may be referred to a specialist physiotherapist. More information on how to find a specialist Physical Therapist near you here. The core sections of MUTU System is likely to be safe for you, but should be conducted only with your health care provider’s knowledge and blessing.
If you are suffering with hernia, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or any pelvic or abdominal discomfort or pain, MUTU System Limited expressly recommends you do not start any exercise program without individual medical diagnosis and advice. Please see the ‘Medical Concerns’ section.