Stiff Upper Back? Try these exercises!

Is your upper back stiff and tight from sitting at a desk or breastfeeding? No posture is a bad posture but if you stay in one position for any length of time it can lead to tension through muscles, fascia and nerves. The movement in your upper back can have an impact on your breathing, […]

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Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy

Information booklets from the POGP

The POGP (Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy) is a special interest group within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). It is for physios working within the realms of pelvic health, obstetrics and gynaecology. They have developed some information booklets which you may find useful. Fit Following Surgery Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy Pelvic Floor Muscles […]

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The Mummy MOT Post Natal Assessment

  The Mummy MOT is the ultimate post natal check up. The main focus of your GP post natal check is to talk to you about contraception and check that your baby is doing ok. Rarely do you get a look in! That’s why spending time with a physiotherapist is such an important part of […]

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Female physical exercise to help pelvic floor

What is your pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor (PF), also known as the perineum, is the sling of muscles, and sphincters (openings) of your bladder and urethra, vagina and anus. You could liken it to the shape of a hammock. It involves a network of tendons, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that supports the contents of your abdominal cavity and […]

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Healthy Pelvic Floor Habits!

1. Use a stool for your stool! Place a stool under your feet to lift your knees towards your chest. Sit tall and relax your abdomen. Open your knees wide and rest your elbows on your knees, leaning forward from your hips. Now relax and let nature take its course. Never strain as this puts […]

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Woman sitting in poor posture

Horrible Pelvic Floor Habits!

1. Regularly stopping your flow of urine. Only use this test OCCASIONALLY to see how your pelvic floor is working. It is important that you do this test in the middle of passing urine. You must never push down on your pelvic floor to empty your bladder; just relax your abdomen forward. 2. Hovering over […]

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