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Working with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Here are some thoughts I wrote a year or so ago on exercises for the pelvic floor. Today I thought it would be nice to share some of my strategies for working with pelvic floor dysfunction. Like always I keep it fairly simple…that’s how my brain works 🙂 what I really want to achieve is […]

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The Sacroiliac Joint: Treating Hypermobility

Continuing our series on the sacroiliac joint…we’ve looked at assessment strategies for the SIJ and strategies for working with hypomobile SIJ’s, now it’s time to look at the tricky hypermobile SIJ. Though I see these less compared to the hypomobile SIJ, you will see them and the symptoms can be very similar and extremely painful. […]

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The Sacroiliac Joint: Treating Hypomobility

We are continuing on the sacroiliac joint theme, with a look at treating the hypomobile SIJ.  Yesterday certainly did get a reaction! I had some feedback regarding studies that show SIJ’s are often fused and the percentages rise with age. This could become a problem if trying to mobilise a fused joint. Though I don’t […]

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The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ): Assessment

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is always a joint that causes arguments and debates with regards to how much it moves and whether it moves at all. Personally, I can only really talk from my clinic experience and believe a fair amount of dysfunction and pain comes from this highly specialised area of the body.   […]

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Pelvic Floor Workout

Yesterday we discussed the strategies I use for firing the pelvic floor muscles and gave some simple ideas of how you turn the anatomical knowledge you have into functional exercise (Click here to view: Ante/Post Natal Strategies). There are infinite ways of applying these ideas, but to get you started…here is the programme I started […]

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Ante/Post Natal Strategies

Great news…there is a new baby physioblogger on the way 🙂 so my poor wife will be back doing her exercises with the pelvic core ball again! Though it’s all for the good in the long run. Last time she was pregnant they seemed to really help…though you can’t actually prove that you prevented something […]

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