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What to Expect When you’re Expecting…Incontinence

What to Expect When you’re Expecting…Incontinence

Incontinence can be a fairly sensitive or embarrassing subject to those who suffer from it. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine or faeces from the bladder and bowel. But know this, incontinence is an ACCIDENT, it is something that is uncontrollable and can happen to any expecting mother. Urinary incontinence affects around 10-13 million men and women, and it is twice as common in women as men. Anthony Atala, MD, said, “I would say virtually all pregnant women experience…

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Yoga & Your Back.

Yoga & Your Back.

Back pain? You are not alone. Over 80 % of Canadians will experience back pain atleast once in their life. However, about 90% of back pain is not caused by any serious injury or disease. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less painful or debilitating. For a lot of people traditional physiotherapy and massage therapy works well, but if it doesn’t don’t be discouraged… there is still hope! As a physiotherapist myself that has suffered from back pain,…

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Rectus Diastasis – Ab Separation: the Whys & Hows.

Rectus Diastasis – Ab Separation: the Whys & Hows.

A Rectus Diastasis is a separation in the 6-pack muscle, the rectus abdominis. How does it occur? It most often occurs during pregnancy. Sometimes it will spontaneously correct following birth, but it does not always. It can also occur with overstretch of abdominal musculature. Why is it a problem? There is no pain with this condition. However, the abdominal wall and the core will become weak. Your abdominals work with your pelvic floor, so a separation of your rectus abdominis…

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Maintaining a Healthy and Strong Pelvic Floor

Maintaining a Healthy and Strong Pelvic Floor

What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that spread across the bottom of the pelvic cavity like a hammock. The pelvic floor has three openings that run through it, the urethra, the vagina, and the rectum. The functions of the pelvic floor include: To support the pelvic organs, specifically the uterus, the bladder, and the rectum To help provide sphincter control for the bladder and bowel To withstand increases in pressure that occur in…

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