Physiotherapy Guide to Maximise Your Recovery After Prolapse Surgery

Are you trying to maximize your recovery after prolapse surgery? Want to do everything you can to avoid repeat prolapse and have a successful repair? Unfortunately successful prolapse surgery isn’t guaranteed. Some women have prolapse surgery only to find that their prolapse returns months to years later. Prolapse surgery can repair the stretched tissues that […]

How to Ensure Successful Rectocele Surgery (plus Benefits and Risks of Rectocele Repair)

Are you considering having rectocele surgery? Some women have good outcomes while others have ongoing symptoms that may require further rectocele repair. The type of rectocele surgery performed may determine the success of surgery. Research now suggests that one popular approach to surgery is more successful than another. Read on now to learn the types […]

How to Completely Fix Core Dysfunction

Core dysfunction isn’t caused by weak abdominal muscles. Poor abdominal control is usually only part of core dysfunction. Unfortunately many people mistakenly believe that doing abdominal exercises will fix their core dysfunction. There are actually 2 key elements underlying core dysfunction. It’s vital to address these 2 elements before commencing abdominal core exercises for anyone […]

Preparing for Hysterectomy? Physical Therapy Exercises that Promote Your Recovery

Preparing for hysterectomy with these Physiotherapy exercises helps you improve your recovery speed and reduce your risk of some common problems after hysterectomy. 1. Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegels) Hysterectomy may increase the risk of pelvic floor problems after surgery including prolapse and/or bladder control problems. Starting your pelvic floor training before your surgery can help […]

10 Cystocele Repair Rules for Avoiding Bladder Prolapse Surgery

Cystocele repair (bladder prolapse repair) is one of the most commonly performed types of prolapse surgery. Some women with cystocele problems remain active and largely symptom free while others require prolapse surgery for debilitating symptoms. This 10 step Physiotherapist cystocele repair guide helps you reduce your risk of worsening bladder prolapse and prolapse surgery. 1. […]

Safe Bending After Prolapse Surgery and With Prolapse Problems

Is bending after prolapse surgery safe?¬† What’s the best way to bend forwards and lift from the ground? Recently I received an email from a reader who was too frightened to bend forwards to remove her shoes many months after her prolapse surgery. This highlights the confusion and fear about safe bending after prolapse surgery. […]

Walking After Prolapse Surgery Physiotherapist Guidelines Weeks 1-6

Walking after prolapse surgery is the exercise of choice for most women. Walking promotes physical recovery and reduces the risk of postoperative complications. This Physiotherapist walking guide for weeks 1-6 after prolapse surgery includes: When to start walking after your prolapse surgery How much walking in week 1 How to progress walking during the first […]

How Long to Wait for Safe Return to Exercise After Prolapse Surgery?

How long do you need to wait before returning to exercise after prolapse surgery? Is it safe to return to your regular exercise after prolapse surgery? This Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy information helps you plan your safe return to exercise and live life to the fullest after prolapse repair surgery. Read on now to learn: Problems […]

How Constant Pelvic Floor Bracing Causes these Debilitating Pelvic Floor Problems

Are you confused about when to contract and relax your pelvic floor? Many women make the mistake of constant pelvic floor bracing (contracting) without knowing the importance of relaxing their pelvic floor muscles. Constantly bracing your pelvic floor muscles can cause serious and debilitating pelvic floor problems. Read on now to learn: How your pelvic […]

When to Contract Your Pelvic Floor During Exercise

It can be very confusing to know when to contract your pelvic floor during exercise. Should you activate your pelvic floor when you’re walking or hiking? What about during your exercise class or in the gym? Women often make the mistake of contracting (bracing) their pelvic floor muscles constantly during exercise making their pelvic floor […]