I’m a Pelvic Floor Physio and I Tried Knix Underwear

Warning - I'll be talking about my period and period-proof and leak-proof underwear. So, if things like that bother you, turn back now! This is not the blog for you! Sometimes periods are annoying. Like when I am super busy and have to find time to get to the bathroom every 2 hours annoying. Or [...]

2019-06-21T19:24:19+00:00June 8th, 2019|

When Exercise Makes You Pee

It's a sad tale that I hear all too often. "I love running/Zumba/CrossFit/hiking but it makes me leak!" It's true. When a the pelvic floor and core muscles aren't working well, urinary (or worse) leakage can happen. The next sentence out of my patient's mouth, usually falls into one of two categories. "Because I leak [...]

2019-06-21T19:27:28+00:00March 28th, 2019|

What happened to my pelvic floor over the holidays?!

Happy New Year! I've been back at the clinic for a week now and have had more than a few patients worried about apparent relapses in a variety of conditions - urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, fecal incontinence... This is a pattern that I have noticed over the last couple of years. I am [...]

2018-01-27T04:54:19+00:00January 6th, 2018|

Breast Cancer and the Pelvic Floor: The Elephant in the Room

Some of the largest secondary complaints of women who have undergone breast cancer treatments are problems with their vaginal and vulvar (external genitalia) region. Many treatments for breast cancer and those for improving survivorship force the body into a menopause-like state. Some of the issues these women experience might include vaginal dryness, burning, itching, overwhelming [...]

2018-01-27T04:52:24+00:00October 29th, 2017|

The Panic of Prolapse

Have you ever felt a heaviness or feeling of “falling out” coming from the vaginal opening? Sometimes you can feel or even see something that shouldn’t be there? When women become aware that they have a pelvic organ prolapse it can be very worrisome. I get many panicked emails asking what the diagnosis means, what [...]

2018-01-27T04:47:18+00:00July 26th, 2017|

Tales of a Physio Student

If you asked me before I started PT school if I would be interested in pelvic floor physiotherapy, I probably would have looked at you funny because I didn’t even know it existed. I always thought I would get into the sports world and work in strictly orthopedics. It wasn’t until I realized that many women and men can’t compete, let alone participate in physical activity, because of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.

2018-01-27T04:44:41+00:00July 4th, 2017|

Why We Should Pay Attention to C-section Scars

A ceserean section delivery is no walk in the park. Even a well healed, really good scar is, well....scar tissue. It can affect how you use your core muscles, your spine and hip flexibility, your posture and your pelvic floor muscles. In my opinion, it should be rehabilitated.

2017-09-12T18:43:11+00:00May 28th, 2017|

Urgency Emergency: Bladder Training 101

Do you find yourself running to the toilet too many times a day? When you get the urge to go, do you have to go, like, NOW!? Here are some tips to get control of that bladder.

2017-07-04T01:21:38+00:00May 27th, 2017|

Returning to Exercise After Pregnancy

After having a baby, I'm a huge supporter of returning to activity slowly, progressively and when your body is ready. But don't take my word for it. Meet Amy! Read about her journey of post-pregnancy return to exercise.

2017-07-04T01:21:24+00:00May 17th, 2017|
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