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Pelvic health

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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How to progress your glute bridges if you have prolapse

Glute bridges are often incorporated into a prolapse rehab programme. And for good reason! They offer a way of building core and pelvic floor strength alongside strengthening the glute muscles (besties with the pelvic floor!). Plus, if you are experiencing prolapse symptoms, being in supine (lying on your back) can be a great way of …

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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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Strength training for leak-free running

For many female runners, the joy of hitting the pavement can sometimes be marred by an unexpected and often embarrassing issue—leaking. Whether it’s stress incontinence or related to pelvic floor dysfunction, the good news is that there’s a powerful ally in the fight against this problem: strength training!  Why do I leak when I run? …

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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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Can you correct a prolapse with pelvic floor exercises?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition, particularly in women, where pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum descend into the vaginal canal. As awareness of this issue grows, questions arise about the role of exercise in addressing or preventing pelvic organ prolapse. In this blog post, we’ll explore whether specific exercises can …

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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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Are pelvic floor symptoms a barrier to exercise for women?

let’s tackle a topic that many active women might find themselves grappling with – the challenges of exercising when faced with pelvic floor symptoms like leaking and prolapse. We’re going to take a closer look at insights from Jodie Dakic’s research, “Pelvic Floor Disorders in Exercising Women,” and shed some light on the barriers women …

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