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. Read on now to learn: Problems with returning too soon to exercise after prolapse surgery How […]

20 Prolapse Surgery Questions you Need to ask Your Doctor Before Surgery

Asking your doctor these prolapse surgery questions helps you know your individual risks, the likelihood of a repeat prolapse and the type of exercises and activities you can feel confident about after surgery. Being fully informed before your prolapse surgery is vital for knowing whether or not to proceed with surgery, what to expect and […]

Safe Bowel Movement After Prolapse Surgery

Are you worried about straining and causing another prolapse with your bowel movement after prolapse surgery?   Straining with constipation is a major risk for repeat prolapse after prolapse surgery.     Read on now to learn: The best position for your bowel movement after prolapse surgery Correct technique to avoid straining  How to get the […]

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? […]

10 Step Housework Guide To Avoid Pelvic Floor Overload

This 10 step guide helps you reduce your risk of  pelvic floor overload doing your housework. While many everyday chores will pose minimal risk to your pelvic floor, some home chores involving heavy physical work may pose a pelvic floor risk. This information is most relevant to women at increased risk of pelvic floor overload […]

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: […]

How To Stop Bloating And Flatulence With Your Diet

Is your belly swollen and uncomfortable by the end of the day? Do you suffer griping gas pains and/or flatulence? Aside from being uncomfortable and embarrassing, bloating and flatulence can make your pelvic floor symptoms worse, especially prolapse symptoms and bladder leakage. Read on now for: What causes bloating (diet-related)? Which food can cause bloating? […]

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 […]