Does pelvic floor muscle "strength" even matter at all?

Does Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength Matter… AT ALL?

 

We have been hearing for years and years and years that you NEED a strong pelvic floor.

 

“Do your kegels so you don’t leak pee”

 

“do your kegels so your vagina doesn’t fall out”

 

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Lifting Weights and Prolapse

Lifting Weights and Prolapse


The pelvic organ prolapse “world” is rich with fear- and LOW on scientific research.
With 10% of all women having some sort of pelvic organ prolapse surgery in their
lifetime this is not a “niche” issue. It’s a BIG TIME global public health...

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Novel Measure for Prolapse

 

For my Postural Restoration Certification I had to review a number of Journal Articles and interpret the article through a PRI "lens" I thought this article was too cool not to share. I have edited it from my original submission to make the language a bit more accessible to non-PRI folks...

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Time to Meet Your Menstrual Cycle


I am 33 years old and a pelvic floor specialist. I work with lots of different types of people. But the majority of the people I work with have a menstrual cycle.


I have been experiencing a menstrual cycle since about 13 years old on and off between hormonal birth control and pregnancies and...

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My Prolapse Story

Ive been asked to share this a few times, so here it is.

Prolapse is never our fault, and talking through and sharing my story has been very helpful I hope it can help you too! 

 

 

I started running when my son, Kamea (now 4) was 4 weeks old. 

I was struggling to process his...

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Should I strengthen or stretch my pelvic floor?

 

 


                                            Should I strengthen or should I lengthen my pelvic floor?


Great question: 

The pendulum in the pelvic floor world has...

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Why a Mentorship Group?

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"Calm, Confident and In Control"


Was an affirmation I learned from the "Gentle Birth App" when I was pregnant with my second child preparing for their birth. 

What I found through using various affirmations, was that I started using this particular affirmation in so many...

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The Power of the Thorax

Did you know that a 2018 study showed that 95.3% of women with lumbo pelvic (pain in low back /pelvis) had SOME FORM of pelvic floor dysfunction? 1

 

A 2017 literature review revealed that increased thoracic kyphosis (rounded upper back) and decreased lumbar lordosis (decreased low back...

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Why is My Cup Falling Out All The Time?

Ok, as we continue our period week I want to talk about another very common problem in the post partum. 

Cups no longer staying in. 

As always, I find the best advice and isight comes from personal experience, so here we are!

After my first son, I had the opposite problem, My cup would...

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Vulvar Varicosities Part 1

Based on recent comments on my most recent series on vulvar swelling/varicosities on social media, many had NEVER heard of vulvar varicosities UNTIL they were dealing with them themselves.

Even if they HAD dealt with them, they were never given an actual diagnosis, or strategies to help them...

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