Prolapse and Coughing – How to Cough and Avoid Prolapse Worsening

Prolapse and coughing is a risk factor for prolapse worsening. Coughing forces the pelvic floor to move downwards. Repeated and/or forceful coughing can: Stretch pelvic floor tissues Weaken the pelvic floor Worsen prolapse symptoms Increase prolapse severity If you have a prolapse and a cough, it’s important to know how to clear your chest and […]

How to Relieve Constipation in Pregnancy and Stop Straining

Constipation in pregnancy is a major problem for many women. Aside from the short term discomfort, constipation and straining in pregnancy increases the risk of long-term pelvic floor problems including: Hemorrhoids Prolapse and/or incontinence (bladder or bowel)1 The correct bowel emptying technique and strategies shown in the videos below help you overcome constipation without medication […]

Lower Back Stretches to Ease Morning Back Stiffness

If you wake up with lower back stiffness you may benefit from this simple routine of lower back stretches. These lower back stretches and mobility exercises are perfect for when you first wake up and can be completed lying in bed. This gentle 5 minute routine safely mobilizes the joints and tissues in your lower […]

Physiotherapy Guide for 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]