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Watermums is back!  As we send the kids all back to school and return so some sort of routine, we have recommenced our watermums classes at Aquapulse.  Watermums is a fantastic way for pregnant ladies to maintain or improve general fitness, reduce stress on the...

Preoperative physio leads to better continence outcomes after prostatectomy Radical prostatectomy yields excellent survival rates for men with localised prostate cancer (Røder et al 2014), but often leads to symptoms of urinary incontinence (Sacco et al 2006). Encouraged by the evidence for pelvic floor muscle training for...

“What is P.O.P.” you ask?

Pelvic Organ Prolapse. But what does it mean? Loss of support for the uterus, bladder or bowel so that one or more of these compartments can find themselves in the vagina. This can have an enormous impact on a woman’s health, affecting bowel, bladder and even sexual function.

While some women cruise through the hormonal changes of menopause, the majority experience one or more of the most reported symptoms:
  • Heat flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood disturbances/mood swings
  • Impacts on memory
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in sex drive/libido
  • Urinary incontinence and prolapse

Prostate cancer and surgery can be a difficult time, and loss of bladder control is expected and distressing.  Bladder control will improve over time, and the most effective way is to perform pelvic floor exercises before and after the surgery.  The reason is to ensure...