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Pelvic floor physio helps with pelvic floor dysfunction and to alleviate pain.

June 30 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps in treating pelvic floor dysfunction to alleviate pain. Pelvic floor muscles sit like a hammock to hold and support the pelvic organ. For an optimal function the pelvic floor these muscles should contract to maintain continence and prolapse. They have to relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse. Conditions treated due to hyper and hypotonic pelvic floor muscles are: Urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed) due to age, after child birth, or post abdominal surgery. Pelvic organ prolapse which includes: uterine, bladder, rectal prolapse. Pelvic pain. Common causes for pelvic pain are…

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DIASTASIS RECTI

June 21 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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  Diastasis Recti is a condition where there is a partial or complete separation due to overstretching of the Rectus abdominis muscles. Rectus abdominis muscle or the six-pack muscle is a long muscle of the abdominal wall running from the lower rib cage to the pelvic bone, it runs vertically on both sides of the Linea alba. The function of the muscle is to help in trunk flexion, expiration, and compression of abdominal viscera. It is commonly seen in Pregnancy and post-delivery. Multiparous or multiple pregnancy. Obesity in male and female. New born mostly premature due to muscle being not fully developed or connected. How to identify if you have one. When you notice a bulge in your stomach while straining or contracting your abdominal muscles. Lying on your back with knees and hip bend / crook lying, keep your fingers just above your belly button area, lift your head…

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