Hypopressives
Working On Pressure



Hypopressives are both a technique of physiotherapy and of fitness. We leverage hypopressives to address intermittent and chronic pain.


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What Are Hypopressives?


This Technique Was Created By Dr Marcel Caufriez

Dr Caufriez originally developed this technique to be used in a clinical setting as a recovery, treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction.

It has grown from that to become a fitness technique used in the prevention of it as well. This low-impact method combines different poses and breathing to decreases the pressure built up within a person’s core.

Hypopressives are not meant to be self-taught.

To be effective it is highly recommended that you consult a trained professional. Even after that, hypopressive classes are advised as well. At each class, the instructor does not participate. Rather, hypopressives rely on guided cues from instructors/therapists. If you try to follow this treatment without the aid of the professional at first, it will not be as effective.

Physiotherapy Treatments
Hypopressives are meant to strengthen the core. They can treat and prevent pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • Chronic Back or Pelvic Pain
  • Incontinence
  • Testicular Pain or Erectile Dysfunction
These are some of the poses taught in this practice:

  • Active Eccentric Lengthening
  • Auto Elongation
  • Axial Shift Forward
  • Decapitation of Shoulder Girdle

Visit Us in Beacon Hill, NW Calgary

What Are Hypopressives?


This Technique Was Created By Dr Marcel Caufriez

Dr Caufriez originally developed this technique to be used in a clinical setting as a recovery, treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction.

It has grown from that to become a fitness technique used in the prevention of it as well. This low-impact method combines different poses and breathing to decreases the pressure built up within a person’s core.

Hypopressives are not meant to be self-taught.

To be effective it is highly recommended that you consult a trained professional. Even after that, hypopressive classes are advised as well. At each class, the instructor does not participate. Rather, hypopressives rely on guided cues from instructors/therapists. If you try to follow this treatment without the aid of the professional at first, it will not be as effective.

Physiotherapy Treatments
Hypopressives are meant to strengthen the core. They can treat and prevent pelvic floor dysfunction.

  • Chronic Back or Pelvic Pain
  • Incontinence
  • Testicular Pain or Erectile Dysfunction
These are some of the poses taught in this practice:

  • Active Eccentric Lengthening
  • Auto Elongation
  • Axial Shift Forward
  • Decapitation of Shoulder Girdle
Acupuncture being performed

Beacon Hill Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine offers Calgarians numerous paramedical treatments, including:

    How Hypopressives Work


    A Methodical Technique That Focuses On Building Core Strength

    Hypopressive focus in building core strength in a unique way. Using unique breathing techniques you can learn to decompress your chest cavity. The apnea (cessation of breathing) and false inhale cause an automatic suction/decongestion of the cavity. In changing poses, you are using gravity to your advantage as well.

    Proper technique will relax your core muscles and begin to build strength. Hypopressive stimulate the nerves around the core and pelvic floor.

    With continued treatment, these muscles will continue to function at a high efficiency. This will help those with pelvic floor dysfunction handle the pressures of everyday activity.

    How Hypopressives Work


    A Methodical Technique That Focuses On Building Core Strength

    Hypopressive focus in building core strength in a unique way. Using unique breathing techniques you can learn to decompress your chest cavity. The apnea (cessation of breathing) and false inhale cause an automatic suction/decongestion of the cavity. In changing poses, you are using gravity to your advantage as well.

    Proper technique will relax your core muscles and begin to build strength. Hypopressive stimulate the nerves around the core and pelvic floor.

    With continued treatment, these muscles will continue to function at a high efficiency. This will help those with pelvic floor dysfunction handle the pressures of everyday activity.

    Acupuncture being performed

    Beacon Hill Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine offers Calgarians numerous paramedical treatments, including:

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      How We Help

      Rehabilitation Services

      Physiotherapy

      Multiple treatment methods are employed to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and relieve pain.

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      Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

      By treating the pelvic floor we can help reliev pain, issues with incontinence, post-pregnancy issues, and other areas.

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      Breast Cancer Physiotherapy

      Focused on addressing the unique issues and symptoms associated with breast cancer. 

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      Massage Therapy

      Whether you're seeking a relaxation massage or something therapeutic, our massage therapists will provide the experience you're seeking.

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      Acupuncture

      For a millenia, people have been leveraging acupuncture as a way to treat pain, promote healing, and find relief. We can help.

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      Hypopressives

      Guided therapy and training from our physiotherapists helps relieve core pressure while improving core strength.

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      Functional Capacity Evaluation

      This evaluation will help determine your ability to return to work and the scope of duties you can take on after an injury.

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      We are located just off-of Sarcee trail, in the NW community of Beacon Hill. There is ample on-site parking.

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      11724 Sarcee Trail NW
      Calgary, AB  T3R 0A1

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      We are conveniently located between the communities of Glenbrook, Killarney, and Glamorgan. Free parking is available; heated underground parking available until 5 pm.

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      101 - 4306 Richmond Rd SW
      Calgary, AB  T3E 4P6

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      "It was the best experience ever I went there for phisio with a severe pain in my shoulder the assessment was quick to define what's the problem he took the time using niddles and ultrasound (massage ) ....i left with no pain at all ...thank you to Dr.gerry and his friendly staff. Highly recommend."

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