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Pelvic health

The new definition of pelvic organ prolapse

You may have been given a prolapse diagnosis even if you weren’t/aren’t experiencing any symptoms. This often leads to feeling floored or blindsided because you had absolutely no idea there had been any change to the position of your organs.  A more recent clinical definition by the ICS (International Continence Society) uses the following 2 …

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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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Pelvic floor dysfunction IS a fitness industry conversation

Recently, a client shared that the owner at her gym had never heard of pelvic organ prolapse. Even though stats show that it can affect up to 50% of women at some point during their lifetime.   Indeed, I have been told more than once by gym owners that “we don’t have that problem here”. Even …

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3 mistakes you are making with your pelvic floor exercises

If you are experiencing pelvic floor symptoms such as leaking, prolapse, pelvic pain, or recovery from birth or gynae surgery, it’s likely that you have been told to do pelvic floor exercises. These squeezes of the pelvic floor muscles are the first line of treatment for pelvic floor treatment and strengthening the muscles.  However, if …

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How to rehab and rebuild after a prolapse diagnosis

This blog outlines 2 phases of training after a prolapse diagnosis – rehab and rebuild!  The new definition of Pelvic Organ Prolapse according to the ICS (International Continence Society) includes the following 2 elements  The descent or departure of one or more of the pelvic organs away from their original position, along with  Bothersome symptoms …

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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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Mini Masterclass – is “just avoid” evidence based advice?

This was the title of a mini masterclass that I recently ran. The title comes from the fact you may have been given blanket recommendations for the things you can and cannot do if you have prolapse.  This video explores these recommendations and suggests questions to ask your healthcare provider. Plus a look at some …

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4 deadlift variations for pelvic organ prolapse

Variations (in ths case for deadlifts) can be super useful if you have pelvic organ prolapse and a) you’re working back up to conventional deadlifts or b) experience symptoms with conventional deadlifts or 3) want to add some variety to your training.    What is a deadlift? The deadlift is a compound strength training exercise …

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