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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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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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Lifting with prolapse? 4 breathing strategies and when to use them

If you are wanting to lift weights and have pelvic organ prolapse, you may have come across discussions about breathing. Here is a short blog about 4 different breathing strategies and when to use them.  But first, here’s a little bit about why we start with the breath. As you can see below, from the …

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Can Hypopressives help pelvic floor issues?

Understanding hypopressives Hypopressives, also known as hypopressive exercises or low-pressure fitness, is a type of exercise method developed by Dr. Marcel Caufriez, a Belgian gynecologist, in the 1980s. Unlike traditional exercises that focus on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through contraction, hypopressives aim to restore and enhance pelvic health by utilizing a combination of postural …

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