Some juicy links and resources.Read More
Welcome to the Learning Centre at Laura Werner Physiotherapy.
Here you will find videos and blog posts with information related to physical health with emphasis on the core and pelvic floor. If there is a particular topic that you would like me to address please fill out the Learning Request Form (click here).
As women, we often go through our lives figuring things out on our own, wondering if what we're doing or what we were taught to do is actually the healthiest thing for our bodies. One area that I find is particularly confusing is vaginal and vulvar care.Read More
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.Read More
What is a pelvic floor contraction? What does a pelvic floor contraction look like? In this video I demonstrate the difference between a pelvic floor contraction and a gluteal (buttock) contraction.Read More
I want to share with you something. My body. My tummy. My journey towards empowerment and embracement of my one-of-a-kind body for all of its parts. I want to show you real-life changes that occur with pregnancy.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More