Beth Davies Coaching

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Why hire a personal trainer to help with pelvic floor issues?

When I first started working as a personal trainer in Leamington Spa, I didn’t foresee myself specialising in pelvic health.  I did however see that women were being trained the same as men. Without reference to their pelvic health, menstrual cycle, nutritional needs or relationship with food and their body.  As my business has evolved, …

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How to fix pelvic organ prolapse

Many of the programmes, gadgets or blogs you may read about online, will focus on how to fix pelvic organ prolapse. For example;  “Here’s how I healed my prolapse and you can too!” “Best exercise program to naturally heal a prolapse” “This device has helped xx women reverse their prolapse”  I am in no doubt …

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What are the best exercises for prolapse? (2022)

A super common question I am asked is “what are the best exercises for pelvic organ prolapse?”. Here’s the thing, it may not be a list of safe or unsafe exercises for prolapse. Instead, here are some different ways to think about the best exercises for prolapse which help empower versus fear-monger.  Do pelvic floor …

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5 Pelvic health questions that your personal trainer or gym should be asking (even if it makes them uncomfortable!)

Yesterday I was chatting to a pelvic health physio friend about an experience of being screened at a local gym. They had asked if I was postnatal and I said yes, I’d had a C-section and felt my recovery had been long and at times complex… That was their cue to ask me more before …

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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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