Pelvic Pain Blog Posts

A Brief Overview about Stress Incontinence

By Heba | June 29, 2018

Stress incontinence causes your urine to leak whenever pressure is applied on your pelvic floor, especially when your bladder is full. This usually happens during certain physical activity or sudden movements. Stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence that women, especially those who have given birth in the past, experience and suffer from.…

Everything you Need to Know About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Heba | June 14, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common type of pelvic disorder that may affect many women. Actually, a third of all women experience prolapse or a similar condition at some point in their lifetime. Want to know more about this condition? Proceed to the sections that follow.     What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? The term…

5 Signs You Have Vaginismus

By Heba | May 15, 2018

Some women experience involuntary contraction and tightening of the vaginal muscles, causing them discomfort or pain. The condition is called vaginismus and affects many aspects of a woman’s life. But what causes vaginismus? What are the symptoms? What are the available treatment options? Keep reading the next sections to find out! What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus…

The Top 5 Yoga Exercises to Stretch your Hips

By Heba | April 23, 2018

Tight hips, while very common in today’s predominantly sedentary culture which involves us sitting down in front of our desks for long hours every day, can lead to a host of problems. For one, it can cause the misalignment of the spine, leading to lower back pain or even injury. Hip joints are a type…

Are high heels bad for my back?

By Heba | April 17, 2018

More often than not, women love high heels in order to look leaner, taller, and smarter especially during special occasions. Although high heels are often extremely uncomfortable and have a stigma of being bad for your overall health, this does not stop women from wearing them regularly or even daily in some cases.   So,…

5 Foods to Help Enhance Fertility and Progesterone Production

By Heba | April 11, 2018

Progesterone is an important female sex hormone synthesized by the adrenal glands and ovaries. It has a crucial role in the menstrual cycle, fertility, and fetal development. Having high progesterone levels is essential for maintaining a normal, healthy pregnancy. Imbalances in progesterone levels increase the risk of miscarriage, intensify PMS symptoms, thyroid dysfunction, weight gain,…

Everything you need to know about Bladder Pain Syndrome

By Heba | April 10, 2018

Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), painful bladder syndrome, or interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition of the bladder that can cause severe pain or pressure below the navel. Symptoms could be constant or go away and return every now and then.     BPS can cause a wide range of symptoms of varying intensities. It often…

3 Reasons Why You Need to Meditate

By Heba | April 7, 2018

Meditation is not just simply sitting down thinking of nothing or relaxing and breathing in and out. It can be defined in many ways and have different types, but basically, it is stopping the thought process and focusing on awareness such as in breathing. The aim is to achieve a state of thoughtless awareness of…

Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia – What Do They Have In Common?

By Heba | December 10, 2017

What is Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia? Pelvic floor dyssynergia is known by many different names including: anismus, puborectalis dyssynergia, paradoxical puborectalis, obstructive defecation, dyssynergic defecation, pelvic outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor dysfunction. To put it simply the pelvic floor muscles are overactive, tight or non-relaxing.   Watch this video on The Overactive Pelvic Floor   What…

How You Should Poop

By Heba | September 20, 2017

Did you know that there is a proper way to poop? That’s right, you’ve probably been pooping wrong for most of your life. If you have issues with constipation, straining, haemorrhoids or fissures, it could be because of the way you poop. You should be emptying your bowels on a daily basis, and it should…

3 Ways To Exercise Your Pelvic Floor

By Heba | September 6, 2017

There are a number of different ways you can exercise your pelvic floor muscles, and it’s more than just kegels. If you’ve fallen pregnant, given birth, experienced bladder or bowel leakage (incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse or diastasis recti, pelvic floor exercises can help your body recover.     Here are 3 exercises to help you…

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6 Simple Exercises to Ease Endometriosis

By Heba | March 20, 2017

1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis with an estimated 176 million women affected worldwide. Women with endometriosis often experience many different forms of pain including period pain, pelvic pain, ovulation pain, painful sex, painful urination, pain with bowel movements, and nerve pain. As a pelvic pain physiotherapist, I treat a lot of women with endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the…

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From Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain To Empowerment & Vitality

By Heba | March 12, 2017

Not many years ago, I had barely even heard about endometriosis, until I embraced the world of pelvic floor physiotherapy / women’s health physical therapy. And as fate would have it, discovered that a lot of my own pain actually linked back to endometriosis. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and 176 million women worldwide suffer…

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What is Endometriosis?

By Heba | March 3, 2017

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological causes of chronic pelvic pain. It occurs in a whopping 1 in 10 women and has a ridiculously delayed diagnosis of 7–10 years! So what is endometriosis? Isn’t it just killer cramps? It will get cured by getting pregnant, right? It means you can’t have babies, right? Wrong.…

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7 Startling Secrets No-One Tells You About Motherhood — Part 1

By Heba | June 19, 2016

I’m going to let you in on a few mind-blowing, life-changing secrets about motherhood that no-one is talking about. Why? Because something I share could save your life, it could save your relationship, or at the very least it could save your sanity and self-worth. No-one is talking about these topics because they are, sadly, still taboo. Which is…

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What Is Normal After Having A Baby? Part 2

By Heba | June 12, 2016

Last week, we talked about what is normal and common after having a baby. We discussed post-partum vaginal bleeding and discharge, abdominal separation, lactation and the baby blues. This week we’re going to have a look at what is common after birth, but not normal. Prolapse is surprisingly common post-birth affecting about 50% of women.…

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Why do Women have Back or Pelvic Pain during their Periods?

By Heba | May 4, 2016

To understand why the back or pelvic hurts during a period, we need to understand the menstrual cycle and the changing levels of hormones. The menstrual cycle is made of a few main phases. The first phase, which is menstruation, begins on the first day of your period. During menstruation hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, are…