Pelvic Floor

Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely – Workout Fitness Article

In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent will have C-sections. And the percentage of women who have C-sections continues to increase, both in the United States and around the world. With rising C-section birth rates and mounting evidence of the benefits of exercise in the postpartum period, it’s more important than ever to…

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Pilates with Priya: Incontinence – the silent epidemic | – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates with Priya: Incontinence – the silent epidemic | I don’t normally watch terestial TV, but whilst away I flicked it on to be greeted by an advert about incontinence pants. There wasn’t much of this advert I agreed with, it was normalising incontinence, specifically after having a baby. Incontinence affects 1 in 3 women at some time. Childbirth, menopause, impact sports and getting older all affect our pelvic floor but that doesn’t mean we have to put up with…

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How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti – Workout Fitness Article

As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all my education and experience, my first reaction was fear. Because the conventional wisdom for so long has been to go slow to avoid anything that might make the diastasis recti worse, my instinct was to approach the condition conservatively. I…

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