Archive: August 2019

Exercise Considerations for Prolapse

Learn how to activate your pelvic floor muscles Use this activation especially immediately before a “lift” and “push” Learn to lift with good posture, especially in the low back...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms

Sensation of pressure or heaviness Feeling a bulge Urinary symptoms such as stress incontinence and frequent urination Bowel symptoms such as constipation and straining General discomfort with functional activities...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This is defined as the descent of one or more of the pelvic organs due to increased intra abdominal pressure.  Organs that can prolapse are the uterus, bladder, and...

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Exercise Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

Once you have mastered the art of contracting your pelvic floor muscles: “Squeeze and lift” for longer (up to 10 seconds) Repeat 10 times You can do the exercise...

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Men Have a Pelvic Floor Too

The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and tissue that stretch like a hammock from the tailbone to the pubic bone in the front....

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Men’s Pelvic Health: Part 2

Why Aren’t Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Recommended More Often? Men’s pelvic health has fallen behind in research.  There is little recognition of pelvic floor muscle problems as they relate...

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Men’s Pelvic Health: Part 1

Pelvic Floor physiotherapy can be extremely helpful to address some of the challenges that men may have when their pelvic floors are not working properly.  This may include: Post-proctectomy...

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Pelvic Floor Safe Core Exercises

Lower intensity abdominal challenge Single leg extension with one leg supported by a hand on a stationary knee or moving foot on a ball. Knees side to side with...

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Are You at Risk of Pelvic Floor Problems?

You are at greatest risk of pelvic floor problems if you are in one or more of the following groups: Pregnant or postnatal women. Women who have ever had...

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How Do I Know if I Have a Pelvic Floor Problem?

Common signs and symptoms of a problem with your pelvic floor include: Accidentally leaking urine when your exercise, laugh, cough, or sneeze. Needing to get to the toilet in...

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Diastasis in Rectus Abdominus Muscles

The abdominal muscles form a strong but elastic “wall” behind which a baby can grow safely in the uterus.  The abdominals also help to support the spine and assist...

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Contemporary Neurofascial Blade Massage

This is based on the Traditional Techniques of Gua Sha.  Core purpose was to “induce crisis to hasten the resolution of disease” by using a specific tool to massage...

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What is Pain?

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has defined pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with ACTUAL or POTENTIAL tissue damage”. Pain is personal,...

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Role of Exercise in Lymphedema Treatment

A well-balanced exercise program with other treatment options used in the management for lymphedema is an important component to reduce swelling and a vital tool to continue with normal...

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The Third Body System – Lymphatic System

With swelling caused by insufficient Lymphatic System it is necessary to re-route the lymph flow around blocked area(s) into more central and healthy lymph vessels.  This goal is achieved...

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Lymphedema – What is this?

The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body.  These vessels collect lymphatic fluid which is composed of protein, water, fats, and waste products from...

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