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prolapse organ

What is a Prolapsed Organ and how do we fix it??

By Christina Prevett | June 7, 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and tissues become weak or damaged and can no longer provide support to the organs. This can cause one or more of your pelvic organs to descend towards or beyond your vaginal opening. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include: Seeing or feeling a bulge or “something […]

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typical class

What does a class look like?

By Christina Prevett | May 30, 2018

We get this question all the time!! A typical class always follows a similar structure. Well it always starts the same way…with a question of the day! This is Coach Nick’s absolute favourite part of the day. It’s just a fun way of getting to know each other and breaking the ice to make sure […]

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Running after pregnancy

When Can I Start Running Again After Pregnancy?

By Christina Prevett | May 24, 2018

This is a common question that comes up in the postnatal period. Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, and should generally be encouraged in someone who is interested. It is important, however, to take some time to rest and recover first. Pregnancy, labour, and delivery can be very taxing on our pelvic floor. […]

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Butt pain

Get Rid of The Pain in Your Butt!

By Christina Prevett | May 22, 2018

A common complaint we hear as physiotherapists is that a client has a pain in the butt! Not a loved one who is giving you a hard time, but a real pain. Our body has natural mechanisms that we use when we have an injury. Often times that can be the muscles around the injury […]

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Kegels may not be for everyone

Kegel’s May Not Help Your Pelvic Floor

By Christina Prevett | May 18, 2018

Pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises, commonly referred to as “Kegels”, have become widely publicized in the women’s health realm. Although Kegels can offer benefit in a weak, elongated pelvic floor, they are not always appropriate for treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. In some cases, they may do more harm than good, and often they are […]

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ac joint, physiotherapy, sprain, strain

What Happens if you Sprain your AC Joint?

By Christina Prevett | May 18, 2018

In this video, we give you a quick test that may mean that you have an issue going on with your AC joint. Then we talk about ways that we can start to manage that pain What people usually experience when they have sprained their AC joint is point tenderness in the front part of […]

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