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. […]

Plank Variations for Your Core With Prolapse Problems or After a Hysterectomy

Plank variations that are pelvic floor friendly are better suited to women with pelvic prolapse issues and after a hysterectomy compared with traditional plank. This Physiotherapist video demonstrates 3 pelvic floor friendly plank variations to help you modify the traditional plank exercise. Suitability: Beginners to intermediate abdominal core strengthening. Some women who’ve had repeat prolapse […]

Modified Deadlift for Women With Prolapse or After Hysterectomy

Modified deadlift is a helpful exercise to know for exercising safely with prolapse problems or after a hysterectomy, Deadlift is a strengthening exercise for the lower back, buttocks and thighs. It’s a highly effective exercise however pelvic floor and/or lower back injury can result when performed using  inappropriate technique. Deadlift is easily modified to reduce […]

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 […]

McGill Abdominal Curl Exercise Alternative to Avoid Prolapse Worsening

The McGill abdominal curl may provide you with a pelvic floor safe alternative to abdominal curl exercises. Women with prolapse problems can increase loading on their pelvic floor with traditional abdominal curls 1. Read on to learn: Problem with traditional abdominal curl exercises and prolapse McGill Physiotherapy abdominal curl video demonstration Tips for avoiding prolapse […]

Side Plank Abdominal Core Exercise for Women With Prolapse

Are you looking for prolapse-friendly abdominal core exercises?  Have you considered the modified Side Plank (or Side Bridge) for strengthening your core and trimming your waist? Side Plank is a pelvic floor friendly core abdominal exercise. You may wish to consider including this core exercise in your regular core workout.   Read on to learn […]