My Holistic Movement Blog

Please reload

February 8, 2019

While becoming more well known in general, the pelvic floor is typically not the first thing that comes to mind in relation to sports and athletics... more so thought of in relation to women, pregnancy, menopause and leaking urine.

While it is true t...

January 17, 2019

Pelvic health, especially in women, is becoming more well-known, talked about, and treated. Hooray! However, most of this awareness is around when things go wrong like peeing pants, pain with intercourse or other activities, lack of control of wind and more. Further, t...

October 18, 2018

Over the past 8 years working as a women's and pelvic health musculoskeletal physiotherapist, as well as going through my own pregnancy, delivery and recovery postpartum, I have learned a lot about pregnancy, birth and living life with baby outside the womb. 

...

Hear my perspective, as a women's & pelvic health physiotherapist on this "new" low pressure exercise technique that has been shown to get amazing results for many pelvic, abdominal and other health conditions.

Women have the amazing and divine ability to create, grow and birth human life. Many factors can contribute to this including structural issues. Studies have shown that manual therapy performed by Physiotherapists can reverse certain cases of female infertility by as m...

When it comes to labour and delivery many midwives, doulas, birth educators and the like understand and talk about the connection between jaw and pelvis. Keeping them both relaxed through movement, positions, breath, cueing and support, in preparation for and during la...

January 31, 2016

I recently reached my half way mark (20 weeks) of my first pregnancy over the winter holidays. I started feeling more abdominal pressure, reduced depth of breath, reduced core control (in the form of the beginning of a diastasis recti), not to mention a quick and large...

June 12, 2015

Ever get the sensation of heaviness, bulging, or pinching “down there”? Maybe it is only noticeable after walking or standing for a long time, carrying kids, or having a bowel movement. Or maybe you have to strain or don’t feel you are emptying fully with bladder or bo...

Diastasis recti is a fairly common condition of pregnancy and postpartum in which the right and left halves of Rectus Abdominis muscle spread apart at the body's mid line fascia, the linea alba.

Widening and thinning of the mid line tissue occurs in response to the forc...

A common myth about pelvic floor dysfunction (in relation to urinary incontinence) is that "If I leak, I must be weak"... AND pelvic floor muscles are long and need to be strengthen with kegels. While this may be the case for some, it is not so for everyone. A lot of t...

Please reload

Andrea is a Proud Member of:

COP logo.jpg

© 2019 Andrea Plitz, PT & RYT