"Down There" For Women
By Orange Flute
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Aligned and Well's Down There for Women offers 5 corrective exercises (Rx...ercises) to improve the alignment of the pelvis to increase the function of the pelvic floor. This title is a great way to improve general pelvic health, prepare for or recover from childbirth, restore the body following a cesarean or reduce menstrual-related pain. Because the pelvis is pulled out of alignment by tight leg and hip muscles, this Kegel-free program targets the much larger muscles in the body that can have a negative impact on pelvic pain and pelvic floor function. Other material includes a lecture with biomechanist Katy Bowman on how modern living affects the muscle system and can create pain and injury.
What's New in Version 1.3
Fixes for IOS7
This app has firmly planted me on the Katy Bowman band wagon. I started doing these stretches and within 3 days I had released this huge amount of tension in my hips. Tension I have had for years, that no amount of massage, stretching or yoga, had been able to alleviate completely. I have had two periods since starting this program and have had no cramps where typically I would be curled up crying in pain, or downing Midol. The flow of my period has been significantly less. I typically soak through pads within an hour or two for the first two days and these last two I have not been at risk of soaking through anything at anytime. And the length of my period was reduced from 7 days to 3 or 4. I have never had a period less than 5 days, even when I was on birth control.
I had been searching for a natural/holistic way to alleviate menstural issues for years. The reigning message is that hormones are very difficult to regulate, even through hormonal replacement methods (aka birth control etc). Various nutritional changes I made were only marginally effective. The answer for me was this program, which is essentially very specific calf and hamstring stretches. That is mind blowing!
I know the price may seem like a lot "for an app" but the price is a bargain for the information it provides.
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The videos correspond with much of Katy’s blog and books. After waiting patiently through the initial intro video, subsequent visits simply require clicking OK through a medical advisory.
I like Katy’s explanations, but to get the most out of this information, read her blog. Understanding the *why* behind these stretches and her emphasis on mobility enhances the instruction.
HOWEVER, the hangup I *had* with this app was the SOUND. The SOLUTION was very simple. Unlike CNN and other video apps, this one will NOT play if you have the ringer on mute via the side button (the slider button next to the volume control on the side of the phone). In other words, do not set the ringer button to mute. Easy fix, but I almost gave up on this app because of this. Of course, those of you who had iPhones since the beginning of time probably knew this, but I’m writing for those users who may not know. All of my other video apps are not dependent on this…but this one is.
Good, but not enough
Content given is good, but there is not enough of it to justify the price. None of it was news to me or to my muscles. Expected to actually get a breakdown of correct squatting technique, but squatting is not even mentioned. Also the list of conditions on the home page (not to mention the price!) leads one to believe that there are different protocols for the different conditions, but this is not the case.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Oct 17, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 278 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Orange Flute
- © 2013 Well Balanced Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.