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Motherhood & Pelvic Floor Recovery

After all the work your body put into creating your little bundle of joy, you’d expect it deserves a rest, but your post-birth recovery has just begun. Both vaginal and cesarean births birthday can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor – the hammock-like structure of muscles integral to supporting your internal organs – and it’s…

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic Floor Disorders: What You Need to Know

Pelvic floor disorders can occur when the pelvic floor is weakened by carrying excess weight from pregnancy or obesity, damaged during childbirth, or affected by medical conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or stroke. Also as we age and go through menopause the hormonal changes result in loss of muscle tone which also affects the…

Dr. Arnold Kegel

Dr. Kegel – Pelvic Health Hero!

Many women have heard about Kegel exercises – simple contract and release exercises for the pelvic floor muscles – but do you know where the word Kegel comes from? It’s the name of the doctor who proved the efficacy of pelvic floor exercises for recovering the strength of the pelvic floor muscles, hence Kegel exercises.…