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Why is my Pelvic Floor So Important?

Your pelvic floor supports your bladder, bowel, and uterus, and gives you control over when you empty your bladder and bowel. Having a weak pelvic floor makes it harder...

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What is my Pelvic Floor?

Your pelvic floor is a broad sling of muscles, ligaments and sheet-like tissues that stretch from your pubic bone at the front of your body, to the base of...

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A Physiotherapist’s Perspective

It is great to be seeing an emphasis on information and education for pre and post partum women. We all understand the significance of exercise to maintain weight and...

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What’s Normal?

Now that you’re post-partum, what should you expect from your body after giving birth? 0-8 WEEKS AFTER DELIVERY: You may feel like your bottom is falling out and not...

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What’s Not Normal?

A POST-PARTUM CHECKLIST FOR SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR: Ongoing back, pelvis, groin or abdominal pain. Leaking urine, gas or stool with laughing, coughing, jumping, sneezing, lifting, walking, running, etc....

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What do the Books Say?

Overall there is evidence for widespread recommendation for pelvic floor muscle training for women and for stress and urge mixed incontinence. This program should consist of (1) A trial...

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How To for Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor muscle training exercises can strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder and bowel. They can help both men and women who have bladder and bowel control problems....

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Pilates—How it Works

These exercises are usually done in a specific order at various levels of difficulty. The moves may look simple but take a lot of precision and control. You can...

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Orthopaedic Manual Therapy: What is it?

The profession of Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy has a number of specialized areas of practice.  Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is one such specialized area.  The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative...

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Icing: Is It Still Cool?

The use of cryotherapy or icing in the management of acute injuries has been widely promoted, accepted and practiced.  It is even part of the old, easy formula RICE...

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Mobilization and Manipulation: Are They the Same Thing?

Mobilization & Manipulation

Are They the Same Thing? Mobilization and manipulation are terms that have become interchangeable. The lack of a clear definition of these terms often results in communication problems and...

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Leading Change: Why Not Physiotherapy?

Fred Horne, former Alberta Minister of Health and Member, CPA Board of Directors As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, we will quite rightly celebrate our proud history of providing...

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Incontinence Overview

Incontinence is a prevalent health condition that is rarely discussed as people living with the condition are often embarrassed to discuss it with their healthcare providers; for many it...

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Healthy Bladder and Pelvic Floor Habits

How many times should I pee (void) during the day or night? With average drinking (see below) 5-7 times in 24 hours is average, with 1 time at night...

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Yeast Infection Relief

If You Want to Feel Better as Fast as Possible with A Yeast Infection, Here Are A Few Options: Take an antihistamine such as Zyrtec, Calritin, or Allegra. It...

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Squatty Potty

Pooping will never be the same. This Unicorn shows the effects of improper toilet posture and how it can affect your health. The Squatty Potty toilet stool has been...

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The Fuzz Speech

Gil Hedley, Ph.D., of http://www.gilhedley.com gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body.

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Three Points of Contact

Learn how to properly do a squat by watching the 3 Points of Contact video below.

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