Returning to exercise: A pelvic physiotherapist’s guide

Considering exercise but have noticed either you: Experience urine loss when you run, walk, lift or jump? As a result of this, for many both men and women, they stop the exercise and for some cringe at the idea of doing any of the above-mentioned activities due to fear of experiencing issues down below.  In […]

Interview with Fiona Rogers owner of e-store Pelvic Floor Exercise

Recently Victorian committee member Tafy Seade, principal physiotherapist of Inner Active Pelvic Health, sat down with Fiona Rogers of Pelvic Floor Exercise to talk about pelvic floor devices and their use in pelvic health in addition to the impact of COVID-19. Q: Tell us about yourself and what made you get into the field of […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Physiotherapy Top 5 Tips

Do you ever experience any of the following? A feeling of a heavy or dragging sensation in the vagina Feeling a bulge in the vagina Experiencing some difficulty with bladder and/or bowel emptying? Not complete? May experience back pain Pain or discomfort with penetrative sexual intercourse You may have a pelvic organ prolapse. This is […]

Physiotherapy treatment before and after Prostatectomy – Prostate Surgery

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is known to affect 1 in 6 men over the age of 65 years (1).  Fortunately, the treatment options AND outcomes are improving.  The role of physiotherapy is often overlooked and not considered in the treatment journey before and after prostatectomy- prostate surgery. This post aims […]

Interview with Gastroenterologist  – Insight into Chronic Constipation

In this month’s blog, Tafy had the opportunity to interview Dr Simon Glance, a gastroenterologist based in the Northern Suburbs and part of the health care team at the Bundoora Health Specialist centre. ​ As pelvic health physiotherapists we treat conditions impacting both bladder and bowels. Constipation continues to be major problem worldwide and common complaint […]

More than 1 Useful things to know overractive Pelvic Floor Muscles

What is Pelvic Floor Muscles Overactivity? and how do you identify it? As defined by the ICS (international continence society) this is “a situation in which the pelvic floor muscles do not relax, or may even contract when relaxation is functionally needed, for example when emptying the bladder or the bowels.” (Refence 1) Although it may appear to be […]

COVID- 19 update March 2020

​Dear clients As you know, the health of our clients, our team and the community are first and foremost our focus. Due to the recent public health concerns and the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) occurring we wanted to update you on the impacts to your sessions and the practice. What are we doing? As […]

Pregnancy Pelvic Support Belt: What is it?

Recently Victorian committee member Tafy Seade, principal physiotherapist of Inner Active Pelvic Health, sat down with founder and creator of the Mitton pelvic belt support, Ingrid Mitton. Find below a repost from that interview with the pelvic belt creator (repost from the Australian Physiotherapy Association  Newsletter Recently Victorian committee member Tafy Seade, principal physiotherapist of Inner Active Pelvic […]

Top tips  to help you prepare for your  gynecological surgery

  Many women are undergoing surgery for incontinence, prolapse and hysterectomy. A pelvic health physiotherapist is able to provide support to these women to enhance recovery and optimize the long terms benefits of their procedure. Preparation is key. At Inner Active Pelvic Physiotherapy seeing a physiotherapist will aim to: Optimize bladder and bowel function:  It is important […]

Cancer and the Pelvic Floor

  Author: Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA Everything you wanted to know about the pelvic floor but were afraid to ask. The pelvic floor is an important group of muscles that lives in the bottom of the pelvic bowl.  These muscles influence bladder, bowel, and sexual function, and play an important role in spinal stability.  They even help us breath! […]