Pelvic Floor

How To Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing Part 2

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

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+10:00

How to Make Using Your Vaginal Dilators Less Unappealing

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

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+10:00

Catch A Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor

2020-08-17T11:55:57+10:00

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, [...]

Catch A Wave: Surfing For Your Pelvic Floor2020-08-17T11:55:57+10:00

Get Ready to Shimmy: Belly Dancing For The Pelvic Floor

2020-08-17T12:55:00+10:00

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 [...]

Get Ready to Shimmy: Belly Dancing For The Pelvic Floor2020-08-17T12:55:00+10:00

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise: The Ten Least Boring Options

2020-08-06T11:45:14+10:00

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 [...]

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise: The Ten Least Boring Options2020-08-06T11:45:14+10:00

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

2020-10-22T11:55:56+10:00

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 [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises2020-10-22T11:55:56+10:00

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises Part 2

2019-07-25T12:19:25+10:00

What could possibly make pelvic floor exercises easy to stick with? My last post gave you some tips including listening to an audio on pelvic floor exercises able to be downloaded to your phone or desk top. But different things work for different people. Here's five more tips to get you sticking with your pelvic [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises Part 22019-07-25T12:19:25+10:00

If Not At Traffic Lights, When Am I Supposed To Do My Pelvic Floors?

2019-09-23T11:48:19+10:00

If you’re like my patients you’re a woman with a million things on her plate…how on earth are you supposed to remember to do your pelvic floors? I recently blogged about how I don’t like the common advice to do your pelvic floor exercises at traffic lights. This came at some disappointment to one [...]

If Not At Traffic Lights, When Am I Supposed To Do My Pelvic Floors?2019-09-23T11:48:19+10:00

My Favourite Secret Exercise To Do At Red Traffic Lights (Not Pelvic Floor!)

2019-07-25T12:21:25+10:00

“Squeeze that pelvic floor every time you’re at a red light”: have you ever heard that one? I am not a big fan of this, and here’s why. It’s not functional (meaning, it’s not practical and a true-to-life way of using these muscles). It’s too easy to do it wrong this way, due to both [...]

My Favourite Secret Exercise To Do At Red Traffic Lights (Not Pelvic Floor!)2019-07-25T12:21:25+10:00

Sing Your Way to Pelvic Floor Recovery

2019-09-23T11:50:59+10:00

Or, Pelvic Floor Rehab Doesn't Need to Be Boring! So your pelvic floor seems to be failing you. Maybe you are leaking urine when you run (stress incontinence), maybe you are now having to run to make it to the toilet (urge incontinence), or maybe things feel heavy and bulgy down there (could be [...]

Sing Your Way to Pelvic Floor Recovery2019-09-23T11:50:59+10:00