Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things

Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things Sometimes just when you think you’re being pretty awesome, someone bursts your bubble. I call it ‘Eleven-er-reefing’ - ‘I’m going to Tenerife!’ ‘Oh really? I’ve been to Elevenerife’. *slumps* A couple of years ago I was a keen ocean rower when one of my crewmates Linda told me she [...]

2019-09-23T06:14:15-08:00By |Blog - All|0 Comments

Pelvic Organ Prolapse + Why Kegels Aren’t Enough

Pelvic Organ Prolapse + Why Kegels Aren't Enough Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) doesn't only happen to older women, and it happens more than you might think. In fact it is estimated that 50% of women of childbearing age will experience some level of Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Sadly though it is rarely discussed, frequently dismissed as [...]

Postpartum Umbilical Hernia

Postpartum Umbilical Hernia Hernia, diastasis recti, and prolapse are all related to excessive intra-abdominal pressure, meaning too much pressure inside your abdomen and/or pelvis. This pressure has built up inside your body and has nowhere to go but outwards and downwards, and so eventually something has to give. I discuss diastasis recti at length on [...]

Postpartum Running Guidelines | Guest Article By Emma Brockwell, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Postpartum Running Guidelines Guest Article By Emma Brockwell, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, a.k.a. Physio Mum Why is it so important that you do not return to running too soon post-baby? Pregnancy and childbirth weaken and stress our internal and external muscles. Running is high impact, and if our bodies are not strong enough or have not [...]

2019-08-29T13:12:35-08:00By |Blog - All, Pelvic Floor|0 Comments