Constipation Q&A!

I never thought, when I was starting out as a physio, many (many) years ago that constipation would be such a feature of my professional life (happily not my personal life, although I will say, I have been known to whip out a mini Bristol Stool Scale at dinner parties…) Bowel function is one those […]

Bladder Problems?

With 1 in 3 women experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, it is no surprise that a great number of the women who make appointments with me report some sort of problems with their bladder function. Some of the questions I ask: Any leaking when you cough, laugh, stand up, jump or exercise? Do you ever feel […]

Happy Twixtmas! (And…relax)

Hello!   So Christmas is over…I hope you had a good one! Here in Ireland, the day after Christmas is a holiday – St Stephen’s Day. In fact not much happens here from a business perspective during Twixtmas – that space between Christmas and New Years. I remember years ago, when I was first working […]

Pelvic Health at Menopause

After menopause, more than half of women may have vulvovaginal symptoms that can impact their lifestyle, emotional well being and sexual health. What’s more, the symptoms tend to co-exist with issues such as prolapse, urinary and/or bowel problems. But unfortunately many women aren’t getting the help they need, despite a growing body of evidence that […]

Gynae Cancer Awareness and IPPS in Chicago this October!

I’ve just come back from a gorgeous trip to Paris – the sun was shining but the leaves were turning and all the shops had signs up for ‘La Rentree’, that ‘re-entry’ period signalling the end of summer, time to think about school and a returning to learning. Speaking of learning: Did you know that […]

Taking care of the Female Athlete

When I bring up the topic of pelvic floor dysfunction in athletes, stress incontinence is usually the first aspect of pelvic health that springs to mind – and rightly so, as professional sport is one of the risk factors for stress urinary incontinence. (Poswiata et al 2014). The majority of studies show that the average […]

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