Pelvic Floor

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

2019-09-23T11:52:14+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 [...]

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise: The Ten Least Boring Options2019-09-23T11:52:14+00:00

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

2019-09-23T11:46:10+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 [...]

5 Top Tips for Sticking With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises2019-09-23T11:46:10+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

“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+00:00

Sing Your Way to Pelvic Floor Recovery

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

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+00:00

Could Queefing Be A Sign of Something More? (And An Easy Solution!)

2019-07-25T12:23:35+00:00

There’s no argument: queefing is really embarrassing. Queefing, or passing wind from the vagina, can turn anything into an awkward moment, whether yoga, sex, or getting off the floor in an exercise class. It's embarrassing enough for it to happen - you certainly don't want to talk about it! Most women I see don't [...]

Could Queefing Be A Sign of Something More? (And An Easy Solution!)2019-07-25T12:23:35+00:00

Accidental bowel leakage: what you need to know

2019-09-23T11:32:02+00:00

It’s one of the worst feelings there is: the sense you’re going to lose control of the bowels. And if accidental bowel leakage actually occurs, it can feel like the worst calamity. It’s human nature for this to be one of the worst fears. Control of our bodily functions is integral to our sense [...]

Accidental bowel leakage: what you need to know2019-09-23T11:32:02+00:00