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Blog Archives: Julie Wiebe, Author at Julie Wiebe PT

Running without leaking

Stop Leaks with Running: Build a Targeted Program

Kegels Don’t seem to stop leaks with running. What gives? Asking for a friend. Short answer: They aren’t enough. Long Answer: Read on. One Size Does Not Fit All (Activities) Many female runners have tried Kegels without success. Here’s the deal, a one muscle solution will not meet the complex needs of an activity like...

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Running Postpartum

Running Postpartum? Rotation is Key

Running postpartum? Rotation is key! Often, postpartum mamas end up running with chests high, rotating through their upper chest and shoulders, and pump their arms to make it look like they are rotating. However, their belly buttons stay straight ahead (see pic on left). They have substituted this for the beautiful torso rotation you see...

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Safe Exercises for Prolapse

Weight Training and Prolapse-is it OK?

Weight training and prolapse-is it OK? Asking for a friend. Short Answer: Yes. Long answer: keep reading. A No-No? Heavy weight training activities like CrossFit© are often No-No’s in the conversation around pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Many women are advised to avoid these strenuous loads during pregnancy and beyond due to a potential for POP....

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Safe Exercises for Prolapse

Which Ab Exercises are Safe for Prolapse?

Q: Which Ab exercises are safe for prolapse? Asking for a friend. A: Short answer: It depends. Long Answer: Keep Reading. The Long Answer I wish I had a magic formula, but there isn’t one! Any exercise can be a bugger to prolapse or support it. Over-focus on exercises that target the abdomen may not...

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Running and Prolapse

Strategies for Return to Running with Prolapse

Let’s talk about return to running with prolapse! Activities with high impact forces can be tricky in the presence of a pelvic organ prolapse. We want to limit those forces and prepare for them as we recover from a pregnancy. However, integrating strategies to keep those forces inside the tolerance of the active (muscle) and...

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