• The Art of Kegeling

    Most women have no idea what the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) are or where they are located. This is one of the primary reasons why women do not perform a proper PFM contraction, otherwise known as Kegel exercises. Studies have also shown that 50% of women given Kegel exercises perform them incorrectly. Clinically this is […]

  • Pilates – The importance of Core Stabilization

    Pilates is a safe, yet progressive and effective core stability program that is essential in any individual’s daily exercise program.  It is ideal for anyone – a sedentary worker, a pregnant woman and injured athlete and the competitive athlete. It is particularly important for women who are thinking or becoming pregnant, having a baby or […]

  • Tuning your waterworks and inner systems – Pelvic floor Rehabilitation/ Physiotherapy

    Do you often ‘put your key in door’ and urgently run to the bathroom?  Are you afraid you may have an ‘accident’ if you cough, sneeze, laugh or exert yourself physically?  Have you had 1, 2 or more children and have difficulty returning to your pre-baby ‘inner works condition’? Well, guess what?  You’re not alone!  […]

  • Do You Trickle With Running, Jumping Or Sneezing? Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

    Does an oncoming sneeze, cough, jump or laugh make you nervous? Do you have to empty your bladder several times before you exert yourself physically in fear that you might have ‘an accident’? Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is more prevalent than people realize and unfortunately because it can be socially embarrassing, people often try and […]

  • Pain during intercourse – a common yet treatable problem – Part I

    Dyspareunia is pain during sexual activity or intercourse.  It’s a problem estimated to affect 10 to 15 % of North American women who often describe the pain as a burning, stinging or ripping pain.  It can be so excruciating that often intercourse is not only unbearable, but impossible. As you can imagine, dyspareunia can have […]

  • PART II – Pelvic floor Physiotherapy Treatment For Dyspareunia (Pain during intercourse)

    estibulodynia (PVD), a component of dyspareunia, is effectively treated with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation (PFP/PFR).  Clinically, I have seen great success with PFP treatment for PVD, which is comforting news for women who suffer from this life-altering condition. One of the important elements of dyspareunia that was discussed in Part I was the pain/spasm cycle  (see […]