Menopause is a normal part of aging. However there are a number of ‘symptoms’ that can be problematic to women. Knowing what to do is important to ensure a healthy active ageing.
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 😧.
At Vital Core Physiotherapy we are passionate about looking after mums during and after their pregnancies. Therefore it’s no surprise that one of the most common conditions we treat is Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP).
Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from pain on the outside of the hip and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage.
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.
So what are the facts about the impact of peri menopausal health on running?What do you need to mindful of when running through menopause?
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 […]