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 […]

Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

This Physiotherapist guided video shows you the two best sleeping positions for lower back pain.  These positions will support your spine and lower back tissues for comfort and healing while you sleep. 1. Side Lying Sleeping Position for Lower Back Pain Supported side lying is a helpful position for improving comfort while resting in bed. This […]

Physio Safe Leg Exercises (Hips, Butt & Thighs) for Prolapse & After Prolapse Surgery

If you’re looking for safe leg exercises (hips, butt & thighs) with prolapse problems for home or in the gym, this routine is for you. Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway guides you through a series of pelvic floor friendly leg exercises that will help you strengthen and tone your hips, thighs and buttocks without worsening prolapse symptoms. […]

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 […]

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 […]