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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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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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Strength training with a prolapse

Trying to navigate strength training with a prolapse can feel a tad tricky. On one hand, you see the fitness industry recommending it for women. But you may also have been told, “don’t lift”, “don’t do weights”, “lifting weights is bad for your pelvic floor”.  Let’s take a step back and look at the benefits …

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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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What are the best exercises for prolapse?

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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Can I lift weights with prolapse?

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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