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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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Tips for a symptom free deadlift

A hip hinge or deadlift is a fantastic functional movement because it works your glutes, hamstrings, back (all of your posterior chain). And because you use this movement ALL the time when you pick up things!  However, this can be a movement that provokes symptoms, particularly if you have a rectocele. Rather than banish it …

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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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Why prolapse happens

Why prolapse happens is an interesting question.  Whilst it would be simpler to offer one reason, that often isn’t the case. In-fact, pelvic organ prolapse can be:  The result of something done repeatedly that gradually reduces the available support of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments over time   An event (such as birth) on an …

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I’ve done my rehab but still have prolapse symptoms

Still have some annoying prolapse symptoms even though you’ve done your rehab? On a recent Instagram poll, I asked those who had done their rehab and wanted to progress what was stopping them, a huge 80% said they still had prolapse symptoms. The other 20% weren’t sure how to progress.  So, what’s the deal? Surely rehab …

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