In episode 7, Lisa Flanders Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist talks about the 5 most common myths about the pelvic floor. Lisa covers: Postpartum Dysfunction after vaginal and cesarean births weakness and strength in the pelvic floor Kegels
One of the most common questions I have been hearing lately is about the use of menstrual cups. A menstrual cup is a reusable silicone or rubber cup that creates a seal around the cervix to collect blood from your cycle instead of using pads or tampons.
Stress has a unique relationship with the pelvic floor dysfunction. In our busy society so many people have stress and don’t even realize it. The pelvic floor operates just like any other muscle in the body and can hold stress and tension (much like when your shoulders and neck feel tense after staring at a computer screen).
6-8 weeks is considered the early postpartum period. Remember though, it took 9 months for your body to change and can take at least that long to recover (I consider the postpartum period to be one year). Be kind to yourself while your body heals.
An athlete, by definition, is a person who competes in sports or games that require physical strength. By this definition, I believe every mother has an inner athlete in them. Help you be your best self From a young age, I was an athlete at heart, and luckily had a mother who supported my ambition […]
What if I told you that your vulva and vagina are self-cleaning and that you don't have to wash with soap? I've created a new video below to address vulva care and hygiene. Plus it means another video with my Vulva puppet!
I love to sing! Only when no one can hear me, which often involves a solo party with my iPod or belting out tunes to a song on the car radio (yes I am that person at the red-light). When asked what type of music I like, my answer is whatever I can sing along with.
I believe a big deterring factor from women seeking treatment from a pelvic floor physiotherapist is fear of the internal exam. Nobody enjoys going for regular Pap test and though it is a necessary piece to overall health it is my least favourite part of the physical.
Frequently Asked Questions I have been encountering some great questions about the postnatal pelvic floor. Below is a list of the most common questions. Q: How long after delivery should I wait to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist? I generally recommend waiting 6 weeks before having an internal vaginal examination; your body requires time to […]
The number one question I get asked is “How do I know if I should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist”. The short answer is that all pelvic floor dysfunction should be evaluated and if you are not sure, having an evaluation and the education that accompanies can be invaluable.