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Blog Archives: Julie Wiebe, PT, DPT

Physical Activity and Prolapse

What’s New? High-Intensity Exercise and Prolapse (POP)

What’s new with high intensity exercise and Prolapse (POP)? Let’s kick off Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month with a specific look at what current evidence suggests regarding the relationship between high-intensity exercise and prolapse. Not surprisingly, we don’t have much. However, we can start the month with a hopeful spin, the tide is turning. These...

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DRA Classification System

A Diastasis Classification System

Time to get us all on the same page with a Diastasis Classification System. Adopting a more standard way of describing Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) gives us communication clarity and understanding across continuum of providers (docs-nurse practitioners-midwives-physios/PTs/OTs-fitpros), social media influencers, and the public.  Give it some thought. To be clear, this proposed Diastasis classification system...

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Female Athlete Science

Female Athlete Science- Represent!

Recently, I attended the Female Athlete Conference. After decades of working to get a seat at the table to have folks consider the needs of the female athlete, what a switch to be surrounded by 100’s of others with the same passion. I was immersed in all-things female* athlete, and it was glorious.   Female...

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To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

To Kegel or Not to Kegel?

Q: To Kegel or not to Kegel?- Asking for a friend. A: Short Answer: Both/and, not either/or. Long Answer: Let’s move the conversation forward and ask new questions. What’s the Issue? To Kegel or not to Kegel is a hot topic these days. However, the controversy and conversation is not new. The concern is that...

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