Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Health: What Can You Lose to Gain It Back?

2019-07-25T12:12:05+00:00

Why The First Step to Recovery Can Be Losing Something You’ve got an annoying pelvic condition. It might be incontinence, prolapse, vaginismus, thrush, constipation. It might seem a strange hypothetical question to ask: what can you lose first in order to recover your pelvic health? But if you think about it, it makes perfect [...]

Pelvic Health: What Can You Lose to Gain It Back?2019-07-25T12:12:05+00:00

Can You Have Sex With A Prolapse?

2019-07-10T11:12:42+00:00

The word prolapse, for many women, conjures up terrifying images of their internal organs falling out. And the thought of having sex with a prolapse can seem inconceivable. Can sex and prolapse go together? While severe prolapse can involve the involved organ coming quite a distance out of the vagina, most cases of prolapse [...]

Can You Have Sex With A Prolapse?2019-07-10T11:12:42+00:00

Stuck on That Last Dilator

2019-07-25T12:14:58+00:00

Getting From the Plastic Thing to the Real Thing – Part 1 Pain with sex can be a bit of a project to resolve. I’ve written a lot about painful sex due to muscular causes. (The old term is vaginismus. I still use this term because usually that’s what the doctor has called it to [...]

Stuck on That Last Dilator2019-07-25T12:14:58+00:00

How To Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing Part 2

2019-07-10T11:01:52+00:00

Get Acquainted With Them In vaginismus and painful sex, using vaginal dilators is often part of your rehab program. Let’s face it, anything unfamiliar can be a bit scary. A new experience is always a bit daunting, even when it’s positive. And it makes sense from an evolutionary sense to be cautious when encountering [...]

How To Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing Part 22019-07-10T11:01:52+00:00

How to Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing

2019-07-10T10:57:47+00:00

Women who use vaginal dilators generally don’t do it for fun. If you’ve been recommended vaginal dilators, it’s probably for the problem of painful sex or vaginismus. You can read more about the common reluctance to use vaginal dilators here, and learn about the concept of removing the “threat” associated with using them here. [...]

How to Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing2019-07-10T10:57:47+00:00

Catch A Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor

2019-07-25T12:15:33+00:00

Staying Low Impact in the Impact Zone I'm very excited to bring you my second interview in my blog series about the least boring pelvic floor-friendly exercise options. Madeleine Newton is an ex-pro surfer who happens to also be a women's health physiotherapist working on Queensland's Gold Coast. I don't know much about surfing, except [...]

Catch A Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor2019-07-25T12:15:33+00:00

Get Ready to Shimmy: Belly Dancing For The Pelvic Floor

2019-07-25T12:16:59+00:00

Ever been drawn to the exotic world of belly dancing? Feel intrigued but a bit scared at the same time? You may have some of the same questions I did. My last post brainstormed some options for pelvic floor-safe exercise that aren't boring. So here, as promised, is the first in a series that goes [...]

Get Ready to Shimmy: Belly Dancing For The Pelvic Floor2019-07-25T12:16:59+00:00

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise: The Ten Least Boring Options

2019-07-25T12:17:27+00:00

We hear it over and over again: exercise that's safe for your pelvic floor is walking, cycling, and swimming. And actually, cycling here probably means boring, easy cycling on flat (as we know that standing cycling puts enormous pressures on the pelvic floor). Or stationary cycling. Stationary cycling so predictable and unchanging that you could [...]

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise: The Ten Least Boring Options2019-07-25T12:17:27+00:00

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

2019-07-25T12:19:05+00:00

Why, oh why, is it so difficult to stick with pelvic floor exercises? When we are so good at multitasking, pelvic floor still falls to the bottom of the pile. And yet we know how essential they are for preventing, improving and resolving bladder leakage, or incontinence as it's unglamorously known! Somehow, by the end [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises2019-07-25T12:19:05+00:00