Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all intend to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.
by Pelvic health physio Danae
The last few years have seen a spotlight shon on areas of womens healthcare. But for most men with pelvic pain or dysfunction, their needs are still left in the dark. Erectile dysfunction, chronic pain, incontinence or problems with toileting aren’t the typical topics of conversation around the pub. So where do you go? Who do you talk to?
By Pelvic Health physio Danae Gardner
Most women learn about their pelvic floor muscles during the child-bearing years. But for many men, the first time they’re told they even have these same muscles is well into their 50’s or 60’s, sitting in the doctor’s office discussing their upcoming prostate surgery. And these blokes are the lucky ones.
Have you ever laughed so hard you pee yourself?🤭 Perhaps you’ve been running down a single track trail and noticed each step squirts out a bit of wee 🙄. Maybe you’ve taken off for a hard sprint start during a game only to realise you’ve forced out a wet patch on your shorts 😧.
There are so many different stages of a woman’s life and each provides it’s own unique physical challenges. A physiotherapist who is expert in these stages can make the world of difference.
Incontinence is more common than many health issues we regularly seek professional assistance for. However it is not normal. Most importantly in the vast majority of cases it is treatable without surgery.
Men’s Health is an umbrella term that relates to the problems or pains in the pelvis. These can include pain emanating from structures inside the pelvic gridle: CPP (Chronic pelvic pain) or prostatitis, pain from the pudendal nerve (pudendal neuralgia), dysfunction of the male pelvic floor, the function or dysfunction of the male sexual organs […]
Rebecca has been in recently after the birth of her first baby. From the earliest days after his birth, she felt a dragging and heaviness in her vagina and was diagnosed with a prolapse. Here is her story: “At our first hospital visit they gave us a handout of a prenatal exercises. I did these […]
This is a great article published last year with input from a range of outstanding leaders in the field of pelvic floor health. There is great information that we are sharing here directly through the link, but we’ll also copy the body of the text, as we all know that links go missing over time […]
A recent study in the UK found that nearly half of British women could not correctly identify the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system. I’m not surprised, given little girls seem to be taught to refer to their visible ‘bits’ as a vagina, rather than as the vulva. Note – your gynae […]