3 Myths that I Frequently Dispel with the Ladies that I Treat

Monday, October 28

Today is Monday, which according to my new schedule is the day to share some Physio advice.

I have had a very busy past few days and I can't wait to share more details about how the Photo Hunt went on Saturday!

Today I thought I would share a few myths that I dispel on a frequent basis with the ladies that I treat.

1. I don't need to do my Pelvic Floor exercises, I had a caesarian section.  
Yes you do. It's being pregnant that weakens your pelvic floor, and not the birthing process. This study published this year, found that elective caesarian section did not prevent urinary incontinence.
Read here on how and why you need to them.
Whilst we are on that note, being or having been pregnant isn't the only reason that you need to do your exercises either. Nuns can struggle with urinary incontinence too...As my old colleague used to say "Just being a woman is a risk factor for having a weak pelvic floor..."

2.  I do the exercises by stopping my urine flow midstream.
Noooo! That is no longer the recommended method for doing the exercises regularly, and may be detrimental to you.
Try stopping your urine flow a maximum of once a month, as a test, and not an exercise...

3. Oh yes, I do those in my weekly Pregnancy Yoga/Pilates class, I'm sure that is enough.
No. If you are pregnant, you need to be doing your Pelvic Floor exercises 4 to 6 times per day.
Seriously, you will be so grateful when you are coughing, laughing and sneezing and staying dry, that you have...

Hope you are doing your Pelvic Floor Exercises Ladies, and that you all had a super weekend!
 
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