What is it?
This 2-minute video demonstrates how to teach patients to contract their transverse abdominis muscle. It can be used as a refresher for clinicians or as a reference for patients when doing their exercises at home.
This video is simple, clear, and effective. It provides the basic verbal and tactile cues for activating transverse abdominis, which can be a tricky thing to teach! Of course, some patients need a few more cues (such as pelvic floor activation, thinking about tightening a “corset”, etc.), so don’t be afraid to put your own spin on your exercise instruction!