Pelvic Floor

Q and A: Can Connecting Breath to Pelvic Floor Create an Over-Recruitment Problem?

Q: Hi there, I was wondering if you would teach the “blow before you go” and lift the pelvic floor in pregnant women who don’t have any symptoms of pelvic floor issues? I mean if we do this to an already functional pelvic floor , wouldn’t we risk making it tighter? A: Great question. Before...

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Web-Based Treatment for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence

Three years ago this month I was celebrating my first peer reviewed publication, a telehealth study -“Web Based Treatment for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence”, in the Oct 2014 issue of the Journal of Urologic Nursing. The study looked at the use of an online course designed for women to independently perform to address their incontinence....

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Progress isn't always a straight line

Progress Isn’t Always a Straight Line

Progress isn’t always a straight line. Rehab and returning to activities you enjoy can be a fickle beast.  . Or if we just do these four exercises you will be all better, but that is not always how it works. This is particularly true in the early post-partum period. Women are healing, tired, hormones are...

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Q and A: Swimming and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Q: Do you have any suggestions for swimming with a pelvic organ prolapse.  A:  I really love swimming for my female athletes as they work to recover from prolapse and return to some movement and fitness and get their heart rate up. Generally, the lack of impact makes it a great place for ladies who...

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Pelvic Floor Health and Running: It’s So Much More than Incontinence!

So excited to share this conversation with Another Mother Runner on pelvic health and running. It was such a blast! Got to share lots of ideas to continue to first broaden our definition of what a pelvic health problem is, then link it to common postpartum running inefficiencies that may never have been considered from...

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