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From diastasis recti to resisting the pressure of “bouncing back” to your pre-baby body, here’s how pregnancy may affect your abs, how to strengthen yours safely and a pep talk from women who’ve seen their stomach change and are cool with that…

How to improve your running technique to protect your pelvic floor

If you notice any leakage of urine, pain in the hip, knee or abdomen, heaviness or a bulge in the vagina during or following a run then these are some of the signs that the body is not tolerating the activity well. How running impacts your pelvic floor Impact is the biggest trigger for urinary incontinence in female athletes. Thyssen …

DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS

DRA is a thinning of the linea alba that allows a mother’s abdomen to stretch; it is a natural part of the baby making process. In fact, 36% of women remain abnormally wide at 5-7 weeks postpartum. Conservative diastasis resolution is possible at any time with good education and training. Improvement has to do with the bodies’ capacity for fascia …

The importance of physiotherapy for pelvic health

Pelvic floor weakness is experienced by the majority of women at some point in their lives, often after childbirth when it is estimated that 80% of women sustain damage to their pelvic floor, and during Menopause when the reduction in oestrogen causes thinning and weakening of muscles, although symptoms can occur at any time. Regardless of when this happens, a …