How Safe Is Pelvic Floor Splinting With Bowel Emptying?

Many women support (splint) their pelvic floor during bowel emptying. If you’re one of the many women who use this technique, take comfort in the knowledge that you’re definitely not alone! Read on now to learn: What is pelvic floor splinting? When is pelvic floor splinting used? Benefits versus risks? What is Pelvic Floor Splinting? […]

When Women Need To Avoid Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises are not always the treatment of choice for all pelvic floor problems. Scientific studies support pelvic floor exercises for treatment of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence or mild to moderate pelvic organ prolapse. There are however some specific instances where women should avoid pelvic floor exercises, for the short-term at least. […]

Ultimate List Of Unsafe Core Exercises For Prolapse

Unsafe core exercises can worsen prolapse symptoms and weaken the pelvic floor. While it’s important to have good core strength, many abdominal core exercises can overload the pelvic floor. If you’re living with a prolapse or after prolapse surgery it’s vital to avoid unnecessary strain on your pelvic floor to reduce your risk of prolapse […]

Unsafe Resistance Exercises For Prolapse & Prolapse Surgery

Which unsafe resistance exercises should you avoid in the gym with prolapse or after prolapse surgery? Which gym exercises may be appropriate with modification? This list of gym exercises helps you know which unsafe resistance exercises to avoid and those exercises you may be able to modify in the gym if you have prolapse problems […]

Here’s Why Standing On Your Head Won’t Fix Your Prolapse!

Are you trying to fix your prolapse without surgery? What works and what doesn’t? Here’s a quick sample of prolapse fixes women ask about: Head stands Hanging upside down Pilates Inversion machines Yoga inversion poses Pelvic organ manipulation therapy Pelvic floor exercises Pessaries Diet supplements Hormones Genital bracing … Read on now to find out: […]

Bladder Emptying Techniques For Avoiding UTI With Prolapse

Do you suffer from UTI (urinary tract infection or cystitis)? Do you have bladder emptying problems? Bladder emptying problems can increase your risk of UTI. Prolapse and prolapse surgery can both cause bladder emptying problems. This Physiotherapist information teaches you how to empty your bladder and reduce your risk of UTI with prolapse problems and […]

10 Ways To Avoid Repeat Prolapse After Prolapse Repair

What can you do to avoid repeat prolapse repair surgery? If you’ve had a prolapse repair your risk of repeat prolapse is increased. Some women are discharged from care with very little long-term guidance despite the fact that approximately 1/3 of prolapse surgery is for repeat prolapse.1 This Physiotherapist information teaches you 10 ways to […]

Best Exercise to Lose Weight After Hysterectomy or Prolapse Surgery

What is the best exercise to lose weight if you’ve had pelvic surgery?  Are you stuck in a rut of doing the same ineffective weight loss exercise day in day out? Are you fearful of changing your exercise routine to protect your pelvic floor? If you’re trying to lose weight or avoid weight gain this […]

Is your Prolapse Dragging you Down? Beating Prolapse Anxiety

My good friend Sue just phoned me in tears.  Sue had prolapse surgery late last year. She’d just been to see her gynaecologist who confirmed that 3 months of coughing with bronchitis had brought her repair undone. Now she needs another prolapse repair. She’s devastated that her days of half marathons and intense gym exercises […]

How to Modify Curves Gym Exercises to Avoid Prolapse Worsening

Are Curves gym exercises safe with a prolapse? Do you want to exercise at Curves and protect your pelvic floor? Many women ask about the safety of Curves exercises for their pelvic floor to avoid prolapse worsening or repeat prolapse after surgery. If you’re trying to exercise safely with a prolapse or after prolapse surgery […]