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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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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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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 I use personal training to help clients with prolapse

Being a personal trainer and helping clients with prolapse get back to the exercise they love is not your usual in the fitness space.  But it’s THE thing that I love doing. You see, personal training doesn’t have to be about pushing someone past their physical limit. Or, standing over them as they exercise counting …

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Should you avoid squats if you have prolapse?

You may have been told to avoid squats altogether if you’ve been diagnosed with a prolapse. However, there is no evidence that squats are “bad for your prolapse or pelvic floor”. In fact, done in a way that supports your pelvic floor, they can be more effective than Kegels (Crawford et al, 2016). But how …

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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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How to get back to exercise after a prolapse diagnosis

Whilst a prolapse diagnosis can feel disheartening, especially if you are a keen exerciser. I want to assure you that with the right mindset, knowledge, and support, you can reclaim your fitness journey and rediscover the joy in an active lifestyle. So, let’s dive in and explore how to embrace fitness again after a POP …

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3 words for Prolapse Awareness Month

Creating more awareness Prolapse was a term I’d never heard until a decade ago when a close relative went through prolapse repair surgery.  You may know lots about prolapse (many of my clients do). Or you may have never heard about it until you were given your own diagnosis.  I’ve linked to a blog which …

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