Posts Tagged ‘sex’

5 Signs You Have Vaginismus

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…

Read More

5 Foods to Help Enhance Fertility and Progesterone Production

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,…

Read More

6 Essential Women’s Health Checks Every Mom Needs in 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a new mom or a long-time mom, here are some essential women’s health checks you should schedule for 2018. From pelvic floor checks to hormone checks, period checks and mental health checks, we’ve got you covered. 1. Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Check Did you know that women’s health physiotherapists…

Read More

From Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain To Empowerment & Vitality

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

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…

Read More

Pregnancy & Incontinence

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control which results in leaks of urine. This can be stress incontinence which is leaking urine with a cough, sneeze, laugh, exercise (including running, jumping, lifting weights), or even during sex. Or it can be urge incontinence which is a strong overwhelming desire to urinate and losing control…

Read More

What Is Normal After Having A Baby? Part 1

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

New mothers have often enough on their plate looking after their new bub. Worrying about the changes in their body can sometimes become a real focus and cause for concern. Changes in the body are very normal and usually temporary. You need to give your body time to start to feel and look a little…

Read More

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

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

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…

Read More

12 Nutrition Tips to Reduce Endometriosis Pain

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

The Pelvic Expert’s Nutrition Advice: Endometriosis cannot simply be managed by surgery alone. It is a multi-system condition that requires an integrative approach. In my last few posts, I talked about how physiotherapy can help women suffering from endometriosis and introduced 6 simple exercises women could start at home to help manage their pain. In my last post, I discussed endometriosis, inflammation and…

Read More

Endometriosis & Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy

incontinence, prolapse, motherhood, pregnancy, pelvic floor, endometriosis, women's health, women, pelvic, pelvis, kegel, bladder, bowel, physiotherapy, pilates, yoga, pelvic pain, back pain, mummy tummy, mum bum, diastasis recti, diastasis rectus, abdominal, exercise, abdominal separation, labor, childbirth, recovery, period pain, menstruation, menstrual, PND, PMS, cramps, sex, painful sex, physio, medicine, health, mother, baby, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary & faecal incontinence, constipation, anal sphincter injuries, period problems, sexual pain, Gynaecologist, Colorectal Surgeon, specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, online program, hormones, leak urine, leak pee, leak poo, nutritionist, obstetricians, midwives, no surgery

Hands on therapy such as women’s health physical therapy or pelvic physiotherapy can go a long way in helping endometriosis sufferers manage their pain. Endometriosis is characterised by pain — period pain, abdominal & pelvic pain, pain with urination and with bowel movements, and pain with sex. When women and younger girls suffer from endometriosis, they often spend a lot of time curled up in bed…

Read More