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Online personal training for prolapse

Online personal training gained loads more popularity during the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The fitness industry jumped online and personal training sessions were Zoomed into clients kitchen’s, offices, and playrooms.  In its purest sense, online personal training is less about “a PT session”. But more about accessing a personal trainer or coach’s expertise without …

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Strategies for exercising with pelvic organ prolapse

When thinking about exercising with pelvic organ prolapse, it can be easy to simplify exercises into safe or unsafe, good or bad etc. You avoid the “unsafe” or “bad” ones and do the “safe” or “good” ones. Using this language often means that you don’t progress (because something  like lifting weights is deemed bad for …

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3 Reasons to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist

A pelvic floor physiotherapist is a must-see if you’re experiencing pelvic floor symptoms. You may also find it useful to see how you are healing after giving birth, hysterectomy, or prolapse surgery.  They have many, many talents but I’m going to focus on 3 reasons why seeing a pelvic floor physio is an awesome thing …

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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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How to manage prolapse symptoms at work

Talking about your pelvic health or prolapse symptoms at work can be challenging. This blog is based on an Instagram live between Beth Davies and Sharon Oakley. Sharon shares her experience of talking about her pelvic health in her workplace. Plus some tips from Beth as to how to manage pelvic health and prolapse symptoms …

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5 Pelvic health questions that your personal trainer should be asking

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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How to make progress with your ‘prolapse safe’ exercises

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 heal prolapse?

Do pelvic floor exercises heal prolapse is hugely debated. 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 are a great starting point to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. However, they may not be appropriate for everyone.  …

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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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