May is the women's national health month and it's a time to focus on many aspects of health, from women's fitness to mental and emotional wellbeing. Women are a powerful influence and transformational force in their communities and families. Because of this, modeling women's own health can have profound implications for all of their environment, including their children and possibly even future generations.
As health and sports professionals, we can help women in our communities gain a better understanding of how their bodies change over the course of their lives and then train them accordingly. One area of change is within a female pelvic-pelvic complex, the lower back and pelvic area. While both men and women have the same musculoskeletal anatomy, a woman's body undergoes significantly more changes throughout her life.
In simple terms, the muscular system is the "armor" that either holds the skeletal structure in or out of alignment. When the muscle system is compromised (eg, when the tension / length ratio is twisted), the skeletal structures of the body may be torn out of alignment, resulting in muscle fatigue and pain. This prolonged misalignment can also lead to compensations elsewhere in the body, which can lead to problems over time. Understanding the lifetimes in which changes in a woman's body can occur is the first step in effectively training her. Pregnancy, postpartum and perimenopausal pregnancy
Pregnancy: As pregnancy progresses, a woman's body shifts further, potentially pulling her skeletal structure out of neutral alignment. With the presence of the hormone relaxin, which leads to ligament laxity, the skeletal displacements become even deeper as the weight distribution pulls the pelvis down and pulls it backwards.
Postpartum: The body that changed and changed her pregnancy remains after the baby was born. In addition, she has the challenge to take care of another person. The increasing asymmetric load (ie, her baby), which she carries almost all day long, will make her even more exhausted. It still adapts or responds to relaxin after birth as it can stay in the body for up to 1
Perimenopause: This phase of life involves, among other things, a decline in estrogen, which may affect muscle tone. The potential malalignment of her pelvis in her lower back, coupled with a reduction in muscle tone, means that problems such as low back pain and stress incontinence are more likely to occur.
While the problems described here begin to describe changes that a woman's body will experience during her lifetime, it is important for health and sports professionals to develop a profound understanding of the female lumbo-pelvic complex. When a woman walks through life, that understanding is needed to get the best of thoughtful exercise programming.
See Farel Hruska about the female lumbo pelvis  complex and how it affects the health of a woman in the ACE Mover Academy at IDEA World.