Prolapse in Women – Physiotherapist Tips for Prolapse Support
Prolapse in Women is a short video for women with prolapse and women who have had previous prolapse surgery. This video is presented by Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway, author of Inside Out- the essential women’s guide to pelvic support.
Prolapse in Women video teaches simple techniques for improving prolapse support and symptom management, as well as prevention of further pelvic floor dysfunction.
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About Prolapse in Women
This short instructional video teaches how to reduce prolapse symptoms and tips to help prevent worsening prolapse with:
How to manage your bowels with a prolapse;
How to minimise strain on your prolapse;
The importance of weight control and prolapse; and
Safe and unsafe exercises for prolapse in women.
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Prolapse in Women
Prolapse in women requires management of factors likely to increase the pressure and load on the pelvic floor. Common causes of straining and worsening prolapse symptoms include:
- Constipation and straining to empty the bowels;
- Chronic cough;
- Allergies and sneezing;
- Heavy lifting;
- Unsupported strength training; and
- Inappropriate high impact fitness exercises.
Prolapse management also requires ongoing commitment to regular pelvic floor exercises. Pelvic floor strength exercises can help to improve prolapse support and reduce prolapse symptoms in women suffering from mild to moderate prolapse. Pelvic floor muscles should also be used actively to protect against downward forces on the pelvic floor associated with coughing, sneezing and heavy lifting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, Michelle Kenway
Michelle Kenway is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and author of Prolapse Exercises Inside Out. Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse and after prolapse surgery seeking to exercise safely and protect their pelvic floor.