Pelvic Health

Our bodies are amazing and go through many changes as we grow, birth and nurture our babies. Changes to the pelvic floor and its function are common but what you are experiencing doesn’t have to be your new normal. If you experience leaking, urgency to go to the toilet, pelvic pain, a feeling of heaviness or bulging in the vagina, painful sex or are just feeling uncomfortable with how your body has changed, help is available.

As a mum with pelvic floor dysfunction myself, I am always open to talk.

There are also some amazing Women’s Health Physio’s who specialise in pelvic health. Below are links to the Women’s health physio’s in Dunedin.

Dunedin Hospital (Public) – Referrals from your GP or midwife.

Gail Hyland – University of Otago Physio School – https://www.otago.ac.nz/physio-clinic/dunedin/

Ingrid Vollweiler – The Core Centre – https://www.thecorecentre.co.nz/

Gemma Morland – SPS Physio South Dunedin – www.spsphysio.co.nz

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Having POP can have a huge impact on not only your physical capabilities but also your emotional well being. I’ve been on my own POP journey for over a year now and have spent hours and hours researching it. Finding Haley Shevener was a game changer for me & really assisted with my recovery, especially the psychological aspect. Haley is a perinatal exercise expert and founder of POP Fitness Facebook group, which I highly recommend. Haley, along with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Annemarie Everett, have created the most comprehensive guide for women with POP I have come across (POP UP – An Uplifting Guide) as well as a 12 week exercise program (POP-UP Lift).

I am still working my way through the guide and the program but already recommend it. I wish all of this information was available to me at the time of diagnosis, my recovery may have been so different. Here are the links to the POP Fitness Facebook group, POP UP Guide and POP Up Lift Exercise Program.

*Disclaimer: The POP UP links are affiliate links, however, I would totally recommend POP UP anyway. 

I would love to hear from you!

Please get in touch if you have any questions & I’ll be in touch shortly.

Phone: 0204 006 7441

Email: info@empowermefitness.co.nz

Facebook: @empowermefc