Proactive Pelvic Health

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...

Exercises and Strategies to Relax the Pelvic Floor

While pelvic floor strengthening is an important concept we teach clients, it may not be the best option for everyone. Many of our clients present with tension in their pelvic floor, which often develops from over activity of a muscle group. This lack of balance...

Wearing a Mask and TMJ Pain

Wearing a mask is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but this can potentially contribute to TMJ pain. Jaw tension and pain are overlooked side-effects from our hyper-vigilance to be safe. The function of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is often compromised under chronic stress....

Vaginal Dilators

Vaginal dilators are tools that can be used to achieve or restore flexibility of the vaginal tissues.  However useful they may be, they can definitely be intimidating and it’s not always obvious how to use them properly and successfully. With this blog I hope to...

Flourish in the 4th Trimester

New Online Course now available: 'Flourish in the 4th Trimester' We are happy to announce this new course collaboration, 'Flourish in the 4th Trimester' program with Pelvic Health Hub. This new online course is now open for registration. The 4th trimester is the period immediately after...

Breathe to Strengthen Your Inner Core

Take a deep breath in. Fill up your lungs, your belly, and relax the space between your sit bones. Take a deep breath out. Observe the deflation of the belly, the retraction of your lower ribs and lungs. That is one rep. You are now one step closer to a...

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS) is a pelvic pain condition that affects the veins in the pelvis. With the help of one-way valves in our veins, under normal circumstances, blood from the pelvis will travel towards the heart. In PCS, pelvic...

I missed my period! What could it be?

Have you missed your period and wondering why? What could it be? When we do not get our normal menstrual cycle, this is known as amenorrhea To differentiate, there are two types of amenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary means you never had a cycle. In...

Postpartum Dyspareunia

Postpartum dyspareunia is the term used when someone is experiencing painful intercourse and/or sexual activity in the postpartum period. This is a common issue seen in the postpartum population with 62% of women experiencing dyspareunia in the first 3 months after delivery. Causes The causes of postpartum...



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