Why is my Pelvic Floor So Important?
For many reasons your pelvic floor can lose the inherent muscle tone, keeping the area healthy is necessary especially at key hormonal times such as pregnancy and menopause. Doing...MORE
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 provider. Incontinence includes the...MORE
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...MORE
Pilates—How it Works
Reformer Work This incorporates the Stott Pilates method of exercise on a specialized piece of equipment using springs and pulls. This implements muscles to be used concentric and eccentric...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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,...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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...MORE
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....MORE
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...MORE
Pelvic Floor Exercise
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....MORE