Author:Laurie Bickerton

Fibre and the Gut

Fibre and the gut is an essential aspect to consider when it comes to abdomino-pelvic health. Fibre is a carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. There are two main types of fibre: soluble and insoluble. Both are important and beneficial for gut motility and health...

What is Pudendal Neuralgia?

Pudendal neuralgia is just one of many possible causes of pelvic pain. An accurate diagnosis can help target treatment, so clarifying the typical symptoms can help you and your clinician get to the source of it. This article is more detailed than some, and is...

Pelvic Physiotherapy for Bowel Conditions

It has been known for several years that strengthening the muscles of the deep pelvis -the pelvic floor - makes a significant impact for those with bladder leakage. What is increasingly used in clinical practice is retraining of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) to improve...

Urinary and Sexual Dysfunction in Males

As a follow up to our blog on 'Pelvic Pain in Males', this entry will review some of the urinary and sexual concerns that may arise in male pelvic health. Leakage with Movement, Cough or Lifting The pelvic floor assists the sphincters of the prostate in controlling...

Pelvic Pain in Males

It comes as a surprise to many that males have pelvic pain issues. These issues for females have received increased attention recently, but often men have struggled with their pain for months and even years before seeking attention from a pelvic health physiotherapist (1). Muscle, Nerve...

The pelvis is part of your movement chain

For many years we have overlooked the role of the muscles in the pelvis both for pain and co-ordination of movement between trunk and limbs. The musculoskeletal system is a delicate balancing act, allowing the forces from the weight and the motion of your arms...



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