Exercises for Prolapsed Uterus
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy videos and information for uterine prolapse management
Prolapse exercises that help you:
- Prevent prolapse worseneing
- Reduce prolapsed uterus symptoms; and
- Exercise safely with a prolapsed uterus
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Expert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy videos and information
PROLAPSE EXERCISES BOOK
with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway
Learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your prolapse and reduce your risk of prolapse worsening.
Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse seeking to exercise safely and protect their pelvic floor.
What is a Prolapsed Uterus?
A prolapsed uterus involves the uterus (womb) and moving down into the vagina from the normal position above.
Uterine prolapse is the second most commonly occurring prolapse in women.
What Causes a Prolapsed Uterus?
A range of factors can increase the risk of uterine prolapse including:
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Menopause and ageing
- Inherited laxity (looseness) of pelvic support tissues
- Conditions that load the pelvic floor (e.g. obesity, straining and constipation, chronic coughing)
- Heavy lifting
Prolapsed Uterus Treatment
Non Surgical Treatment
a. Pelvic floor exercise rehabilitation
b. Modification of associated lifestyle factors (e.g.unsafe exercises)
c. Management of coexisting health conditions
d. Fitting a support pessary
Reconstructive surgery will be determined by your specialist and usually includes a procedure to restore the position of the uterus (called a uterosacral suspension).
Some women undergo hysterectomy for uterine prolapse treatment.
Pelvic floor exercises are generally recommended for women following uterine prolapse surgery to promote long-term pelvic floor support.
Exercise Management of Prolapsed Uterus
There are two types of exercises that can help to manage uterine prolapse:
1. Pelvic floor exercises for strength and support
2. Pelvic floor safe exercises for whole body strength and fitness.