Does Diastasis Recti Cause Pelvic Floor Disorder?

Can diastasis recti cause pelvic floor disorder, or is diastasis recti simply associated with pelvic floor disorder, or neither? These are the questions that have consumed me the last few days. Why? Beats me. It’s like an uncatchy song stuck in my head. Nevertheless, the questions are important. If diastasis recti (DRA) can CAUSE pelvic … Continue reading Does Diastasis Recti Cause Pelvic Floor Disorder?

Does Neutral Posture Matter?

Your posture should be like Switzerland, cheesy and neutral. Okay, maybe not cheesy, but definitely neutral. Or maybe not. I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before: Keep the natural curves in your spine while performing daily activities, such as lifting, sitting, standing, and exercising. But what is neutral? I answer that in this post. First, … Continue reading Does Neutral Posture Matter?

How Common is Pelvic Floor Disorder

How common is pelvic floor disorder? The answer’s complicated. Actually, that’s an understatement. It’s really really complicated. First, the term is broad and encompasses many different disorders, ranging from occasional urinary incontinence to constipation to pelvic organ prolapse, among others. Next, studies struggle with defining a threshold at which symptoms become a disorder and with … Continue reading How Common is Pelvic Floor Disorder

Video: Pelvic Floor Friendly Jumping Jack Modifications

I’m a huge advocate of exercise modification to protect a weakened pelvic floor. For some unknown reason, most of the postnatal stroller classes I attended always had us warm-up with jumping jacks. Were the instructors trying to make moms pee themselves? Even if you don’t suffer from pelvic floor disorder, straight leg landing is hard … Continue reading Video: Pelvic Floor Friendly Jumping Jack Modifications