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Top pelvic health questions in 2024

These are the top 3 pelvic health questions I currently get asked (now in 2024) Should I be doing Kegels? You’ll find lots of mentions of kegels (or pelvic floor exercises) amongst my blogs because they can be super useful, but also have limitations.  Research still shows they are the first line of treatment when …

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What to avoid if you have pelvic organ prolapse

The world of prolapse is full of “avoid this” or “never do that” kind of advice. But, put simply, there are no blanket restrictions, nor can there ever be! Given how individual everyone is!  So, this blog is a slightly different take on the “what to avoid if you have prolapse” statements.  I hope you …

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Why “safe” exercises aren’t helpful if you have prolapse

The word “safe” is often used alongside exercises that are recommended if you have pelvic organ prolapse. Safe can mean several things; safe in that they won’t give you symptoms, safe in that it provides certainty of NOT making things worse. But, here’s the thing, the use of the word safe isn’t that helpful, because …

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What is making your prolapse symptoms worse?

Prolapse symptoms or the heavy and dragging sensations associated with prolapse can be more than a physical phenomenon. While we typically think of sensation as being purely related to what’s happening at a tissue level, we now understand, largely from studying pain science, that the experience of sensation is the result of more than just …

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The power of active rehab for pelvic organ prolapse

If you have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or have symptoms of prolapse such as heaviness or dragging, you may have been told the following:  To NOT exercise except for walking and swimming  To NOT lift anything and that incudes your toddler, baby or grandkids  To JUST do Kegels  This is not setting you …

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5 things about prolapse that don’t make sense

Many things about prolapse don’t make sense. But, through education, we can try and make sense of these things. This leads to a better understanding of our bodies, as well as how to navigate life with prolapse. This blog will describe 5 things about prolapse that don’t make sense.    1. Prolapse isn’t just an …

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Strength training principles to heal prolapse symptoms

When so many women have been told to avoid strength training, here’s how it can help heal prolapse symptoms. Strength training as a stand-alone activity is well-researched, with many benefits for physical health. These include; reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, maintaining muscle mass, and improving bone and joint health, alongside benefits for mental health.  …

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Does lifestyle affect the pelvic floor (spoiler: YES)

Pelvic health is a vital component of overall well-being, and its balance can be influenced by various lifestyle factors beyond exercise. In this blog, we’ll explore the intricate connections between sleep, diet and nutrition, physical activity, and pelvic health, shedding light on how these aspects collectively contribute to a healthy pelvic floor. Pelvic Health & …

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Debunking myths – weight lifting and prolapse

Weight lifting has long been a subject of concern when it comes to pelvic health, particularly in relation to pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, recent research studies challenge the notion that weight lifting is inherently harmful to the pelvic floor. In this blog, we’ll delve into 3 specific studies that provide evidence supporting the safety …

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NEW Strength Programme for prolapse: LIFTED! Project Strong

Are you wanting a strength programme for prolapse but feeling confused and overwhelmed? You’re not alone if you’re wondering how you get back in the gym and lift weights once you’ve finished your prolapse or pelvic floor rehab. So many of my clients get in touch because they are wondering the same thing!  Strength training …

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