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Blog Archives: 2015

Breath Holding and Your Pelvic Health

Q: I know breath holding is bad from my pelvic floor. Should I never hold my breath again? M A: This is a great question as we continue to expand our conversation about intra abdominal pressure in pelvic health issues, is it a friend or foe? Historically, we have counseled women away from certain activities because...

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Training the Reflexive Response of the Pelvic Floor

Q: Hey, Julie! Can your Pelvic Floor ever act automatically again without having to think about it? L A: Take heart! I do think many women can achieve an automatic response from their pelvic floor again, as a part of the whole continence system. But we have to train the system for that. So I take...

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The Challenge of Incontinence for Kids with Challenges

Because I talk about incontinence, I often get pegged as the pelvic floor lady. Sometimes I get flack because some say I think “it’s all about the diaphragm”. But really… I am all about the system. I am suggesting a new approach to central stability that the pelvic floor just happens to be a part...

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Intra-Abdominal Pressure: Pelvic Health Friend or Foe?

Recently, I was asked a few questions by Lorraine Scapens of PregnancyExercise that grew into a three part blog series. I wanted to share some highlights. This exerpt is a question I get a lot about excessive abdominal pressure caused by certain exercise that could contribute to pelvic health issues. My answer may surprise you....

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Squats vs Kegels: The Great Debate

Recently, I was asked a few questions by Lorraine Scapens of PregnancyExercise that grew into a three part blog series. I wanted to share some highlights. This exerpt is a question I get a lot about the paradigm shift proposed a few years ago to ditch kegels, and do sustained, deep squats instead. Check it...

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