Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Tips to help you manage your symptoms

Pelvic Girdle Pain [also known as PGP and formerly referred to as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction or SPD], is a common musculoskeletal condition in pregnancy. Research has shown it can affect up to 84% of pregnant women and 20% of these women will experience significant, debilitating pain, which has the capacity to affect their movement and…

The Pelvic Floor: What are the most effective cues to help you activate correctly?

Pelvic floor exercises have been shown to be important and effective for treating pelvic health conditions, such as Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence. If you have been told to exercise your pelvic floor, you may be unsure about how to connect with these muscles, in order to exercise them effectively. Furthermore, different clinicians and practitioners…

Your Pelvic Floor Exercise Program During COVID19: Our 7 tips to help you stay motivated to do it during ‘Lock-down’

  If you have a pelvic health condition, have had a baby, are postnatal or are going through the peri/post menopause, you may already be undergoing treatment with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist and it’s quite possible that you have been instructed to regularly exercise your pelvic floor as part of this. But many women find…

The Pelvic Floor Muscles: How should you be exercising them to achieve optimal function?

Women are frequently told to “Exercise your pelvic floor” or “Do your Kegels” during various life stages and for different pelvic health conditions. Often, women are given a leaflet by their health provider about pelvic floor exercises and are expected to continue them without further instruction or advice. However, are pelvic floor exercises as simple…