Estrogen and Urogenital (Bladder, Pelvic Floor, and Vaginal and Vulval) Health

Estrogen and Urogenital (Bladder, Pelvic Floor, and Vaginal and Vulval) Health

This article discusses why estrogen is important at the vulva and vagina, how the levels of estrogen can change in the postpartum period and menopause, and potential treatment options. Read on to also access links to research on this subject area.

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Foundational Knowledge: How do the pelvic floor and core abdominals work together?

Foundational Knowledge: How do the pelvic floor and core abdominals work together?

In healthy individuals, the pelvic floor and core abdominals work as a team (along with other muscles including the multifidus and respiratory diaphragm) to help provide support and structure for the spine and pelvis.

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Foundational Knowledge: What are the core abdominals?

Foundational Knowledge: What are the core abdominals?

The “core” or “core abdominals” are two buzz words found particularly in the fitness industry. However, the core abdominal muscles are more than the “six-pack abs” that are discussed in mainstream media. 

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Foundational Knowledge: What is the pelvic floor?

Foundational Knowledge: What is the pelvic floor?

A great proportion of the people I help suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. Over the years of my practice I've found that most people admit that they are not sure what the pelvic floor is and if they are doing pelvic floor exercises correctly. What they do know is what it feels like when it isn’t working. That’s a good start, but we want to go further.

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