Beth Davies Coaching

Prolapse

Can I lift weights with prolapse? (client story 2021)

Can I lift weights with prolapse is such a common question! I get asked it so frequently that I thought I’d illustrate it with a client story.  This wonderful client was referred to me by the lovely, Nicola Mulkeen who is a pelvic health phyiotherapist in the Midlands.  The client is a Crossfitter who developed …

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Running with prolapse – Your checklist (2021)

A question I am often asked is ‘can I run with prolapse?’ I absolutely believe you can, and have helped many clients to get there. But here’s the thing, running with prolapse isn’t just about the pelvic floor, it’s about the whole body (and mind!).  Here’s my checklist to help you get back to running …

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Not making progress with your ‘prolapse safe’ exercises? Here’s what to do instead

You’ve been working hard on your prolapse safe exercises but progress has stalled. You feel stuck between the safety net of what you believe to be safe and wanting to progress your exercises.  Here are 5 ‘prolapse safe’ exercises and how they can be progressed using the principle of progressive overload and a bit of …

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Do pelvic floor exercises help heal pelvic organ prolapse?

Ahh this is a huge question from those experiencing pelvic organ prolapse! And one that comes with an “it depends” answer.  Sorry! That old chestnut!  Pelvic floor exercises (also known as Kegels) are a great starting point to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. However, they may not be appropriate for everyone.  For those experiencing a …

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Why gratitude can be hard when you have pelvic organ prolapse

Here’s why gratitude can be tricky if you’re experiencing prolapse symptoms.  Because the message you may have heard is…. “Feel grateful your baby is healthy” “Feel grateful it didn’t do more damage” “Feel grateful you didn’t need to push/have a c section” (delete as appropriate) It’s ok to feel conflicted around feeling grateful It’s ok …

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is defined by The International Urogynecology Association (IUGA) and International Continence Society (ICS) as;  “A departure from normal sensation, structure, or function, experienced by the woman is reference to the position of her pelvic organs”  There are different kinds of prolapse (see images) Bladder prolapse (cystocele)  Back passage prolapse (rectocele)  Uterine prolapse …

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