TBT: Is Running Bad for a Woman’s Pelvic Floor?

Check out a patients response to this article. I have a patient like this as well. Please inform yourself and try conservative measures, such as Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, before undergoing surgery.

Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS

Today’s throw-back comes from a post I wrote back in November here. I loved writing this post because I love running. I also loved writing it because it falls close in line with my heart-felt belief that there is no “bad” exercise, just sometimes bodies that are not quite ready for it. I hope you enjoy the post, and I do look forward to hearing from you! 

Happy Thursday! ~Jessica 

As some of you may know, I recently completed my second half-marathon. To make it even better, I completed it with my amazing and wonderful husband Andrew:

4 miles in and feeling great! 4 miles in and feeling great!

This was my second half marathon in 1 year, and my third *big* athletic event—the other two being the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the Ramblin’ Rose Sprint Triathlon. I started out 2013 with the goal of being healthier and developing strategies for life-long fitness, and I really…

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Angela graduated from U of T in 2004 with a Masters of Physical Therapy and has been working in private practice in the North Okanagan ever since. Her focus on Pelvlc Health Physiotherapy began in 2007 when she started holding Postpartum Health workshops. This naturally lead to treating patients needing pelvic floor and incontinence rehabilitation. 

Angela’s approach to pelvic health physiotherapy is also enriched from Diane Lee’s model of treating lumbo-pelvic-hip dysfunction, The Barral Institute’s approach to visceral manipulation (organ stretching) and B.C.Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s approach to pelvic floor and incontinence rehabilitation.

When Angela isn’t working, she is trying to keep up with her 2 young toddlers and takes any opportunity to ride her mountain bike and cross country ski.