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Let's talk about pelvic organ prolapse!

By Rose Tilsley from Family Planning Tasmania

Rose is a doctor with Family Planning Tasmania where a new service to assess and support people with pelvic organ prolapse is now being offered.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Dr Rose Tilsley from Family Planning Tasmania

What trans folk need to know about pelvic floors

Pelvic floor dysfunction and the issues of pelvic pain and/or incontinence can have a massive impact on your health and quality of life. And yet, it is often an overlooked part of our general well-being. It can also be a source of embarrassment for many and/or an area associated with trauma, making pelvic health difficult to raise with a health professional, let alone seek assistance.

Woman standing in front of a river

Are you hip to it? Hip pain and the pelvic floor

We’ve all heard that song – hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone. But you’ve probably not heard the latest version: the pelvic floor’s connected to the obturator internus!

The what?!

In plain English, the pelvic floor is connected to your hips, baby.

Women bumping hips

A Pelvic Floor Physio Can Really Help

What can a Women’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapist help with?

Women’s and Pelvic Health physiotherapists have special expertise in treatment of continence issues including leakage from the bladder or bowel, prolapse of the pelvic organs as well as treatment of pelvic pain. They can also help if you have overactive pelvic floor muscles.


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Can your pelvic floor muscles be TOO strong?!

Did you know if your pelvic floor muscles are too strong or tight it can cause you problems?

Hypertonic (or overactive) pelvic floor is where the muscles in your lower pelvis are in a state of constant contraction and aren’t able to fully relax. It affects people of all genders and ages.

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Can your pelvic floor muscles be too weak?

Oh lord, yes! When your pelvic floor is too weak to do its job properly it is called hypotonic.

An xray of a pelvis held in front of a woman's body

Take a break from body-negativity (it’s good for you!)

We live in a body negative culture. Collectively, women’s bodies are too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too rounded, too muscley, too flabby, too differently abled, too stretched, too pregnant or they’re the wrong colour. For a hot minute, thinness was in, but beauty ideals keep on changing and now the messaging about what’s ‘beautiful’ is getting more complicated.

Woman dancing by the sea

Your health and the natural environment

The places where we live, work and play can improve or undermine our health.

Woman dancing in a wheat field

Walking is good for your mind

Did you know how connected your legs and your mind are?

Whether you walk with a group or on your own, walking is great. It can improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression and anxiety, and it can help create more balance in your life.

Feet in boots

Yoga: The Union of Body and Mind

by Jen Van-Achteren, 17th Feb, 2022

Whether you regularly roll out your mat at a yoga class or have never entertained the thought, you will likely have heard of the mind-body connection offered through yoga.


Woman doing yoga